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Execution of Low-IQ Prisoner Raises Controversy in Texas


The U.S. federal government and 33 U.S. states continue to use capital punishment for major crimes like murder, but almost a third of the executions occur in just one state - Texas. The executions sometimes draw protests from around the world. But, as VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Huntsville, Texas, polls show up to 70 percent of Texans support capital punishment (latest UTexas poll) and there is little chance the Lone Star state will abandon the practice anytime soon.

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