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Executing Juveniles

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Executing Juveniles

Executing Juveniles

Executing Juveniles

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Napoleon Beazley, 25, is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Tuesday for a murder he committed when he was 17. Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Beazley's lawyer, Walter Long, who's trying to stop the execution, arguing that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment for a crime committed by a juvenile. Bates also speaks with Josh Marquis, a board member of the National District Attorney's Association, and the district attorney of Clatsop County, Oregon, who believes states should decide for themselves whether minors should be executed.