Fuller picture emerges of the 13 federal executions at the end of Trump’s presidency
By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer | Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - This undated file image provided by attorneys for Lisa Montgomery shows Montgomery. Fresh details are emerging three years since 13 historic federal executions, including Montgomery's, were carried out in the final six months of Donald Trump's presidency. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via AP, File)
FILE - This August 2016 photo provided by the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington shows Brandon Bernard. Just before the Dec. 10, 2020, execution of Bernard for slaying a religious couple when he was 18, President Donald Trump listened politely on a White House phone to an acquaintance imploring him to commute Bernard's sentence to life. (Stacey Brownstein/Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington via AP, File)
This 1995 photo shows the interior of the execution chamber in the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. (AP Photo/Chuck Robinson, File)