Federal Inmate Executed For Rape, Murder

FEDERAL INMATE EXECUTED AFTER SUPREME COURT CLEARED THE WAY THURSDAY

(CNN) – A convicted murderer was executed in Indiana Thursday.

Orlando Hall was pronounced dead before midnight in Terre Haute.

The 49-year-old was sentenced to death for the 1994 kidnapping, rape and murder of 16-year-old Lisa Rene.

His attorneys argued that he did not receive a fair trial, in part because they claimed the prosecutor prohibited African Americans from serving as jurors.

His legal team asked for a stay of execution but the U.S. Supreme Court denied the request.

Hall is the eighth federal inmate to be executed by the federal government this year.

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