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US executes 2nd man in a week; lawyers said he had dementia

US executes 2nd man in a week; lawyers said he had dementiaBy MICHAEL BALSAMO and JESSICA GRESKO Associated PressTERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution this week following a hiatus of nearly two decades, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed.Wesley Ira Purkey was put to death at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, […]
Source: The Jacksonvill Daily News

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