Purkey is the second federal prisoner to be executed this week, following the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee on Tuesday.
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Bishop Estevez notes that no death row inmate in Florida has been granted clemency since 1983, and with 350 death row inmates, Florida has the largest active death row in the United States.
The Missouri Catholic Conference noted the morning of May 19 that Barton had already spent 26 years on death row, and is now confined to a wheelchair and has a severe neurological disorder due to a traumatic brain injury.
Capital-punishment opponents praised the decision, but critics accuse the state’s Supreme Court of judicial activism and Gov. Dannel Malloy of political duplicity.
Convicted murderer Scott Louis Panetti is scheduled to die tonight by lethal injection.