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Mississippi readies first execution of death penalty since 2012

The death penalty has many detractors.

The death penalty has many detractors.

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The Supreme Court of Mississippi set an execution date for a man sentenced to death death penalty for killing his wife in 2010, reported CBS 42.

The execution of David neal cox is scheduled for November 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Cox pleaded guilty to shooting his wife Kim in 2010 in the Union County town of Shannon, raping their daughter in front of her and watching Kim Cox die as police negotiators and family members begged for his life. He also pleaded guilty to seven other crimes without reaching an agreement with prosecutors that excluded the death penalty. A jury sentenced him to death.

Mississippi he has not executed anyone since 2012, amid legal disputes over lethal injection procedures and difficulties in acquiring execution drugs.

The employees of the prison Mississippi will carry out tests of execution of the death penalty once a week as the state prepares for its first execution since 2012, reported the Corrections commissioner Burl cain.

Cain told The Associated Press on Friday that trials for a lethal injection are generally held once a month at the State Penitentiary in Mississippi in Parchman, following a protocol of approximately 20 pages. Cain confirmed that Mississippi obtained lethal injection drugs, but declined to say how.

States where the death penalty exists have trouble enforcing it legally due to the shortage of lethal injections and controversy over whether the drugs used cause great pain to prisoners.

From California to the Carolinas, the shortage affects most of the 31 states that maintain the death penalty, and has contributed to a reduction in the number of executions in the United States, which have declined since 1999.

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