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Boyd Becomes 1,000th U.S. Execution

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Boyd Becomes 1,000th U.S. Execution

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Boyd Becomes 1,000th U.S. Execution

Boyd Becomes 1,000th U.S. Execution

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Police officers arrested protesters outside Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C. Dec. 1, where Kenneth Lee Boyd was put to death Friday. Reuters hide caption

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Early Friday morning, Kenneth Lee Boyd became the 1,000th person to be executed in the United States since 1977. He died by lethal injection at a prison in Raleigh, N.C. Boyd was convicted of murdering his estranged wife and father-in-law.

Steve Inskeep talks to Lorne Matalon of member station WUNC about the crowd that gathered outside the prison, and with Andrea Weigel, legal affairs correspondent for The News and Observer in Raleigh.