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The death penalty on trial

by GuardianUS category: Cause

“It's time to take a closer look at how the death penalty works in America. http://thndr.it/O0RJDF

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The death penalty on trial

Reggie Clemons has one last chance to save his life. After 19 years on death row in Missouri for the murder of two young women, he has been granted a final opportunity to persuade a judge that he should be spared execution by lethal injection.

Next month, Clemons will be brought before a court presided over by a "special master", who will review the case one last time. The hearing will be unprecedented in its remit, but at its core will be a simple issue: should Reggie Clemons live or die?

Read and watch our special report by Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington and video producer Laurence Topham on Clemons, read about the victims -- and decide for yourself. 

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This case -- and the death penalty in general -- deserves more attention and thought: Clemons's supporters have over the years given a different rendition of events. In the racially heated atmosphere of St Louis in the early 1990s, they say, Clemons was made the fall guy. Of the four men who were charged with the murders, the three black men were all put on death row while the one white man is now free on parole.

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