The death penalty and executions in the U.S.
Reuters reported on Tuesday that Arkansas executed Johnny Dale Black, 48, who was convicted of murder in a 1998 killing. Black was executed by lethal injection.
Here’s more from Reuters on the death penalty in America:
Black was the sixth person executed in Oklahoma and the 39th in the United States this year, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. That is down from 43 executions in each of the past two years.
The number of executions in the United States has been on a decline overall since 1999, when 98 people were executed