CONVICTED murderer Dustin Higgs was executed on Saturday morning – making him the 13th and final federal death row inmate die under the Trump presidency. The 48-year-old was given the lethal injection and pronounced dead at 1:23am local time at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. Higgs maintained his innocence while on death row for kidnapping and murdering three women – 19-year-old Tamika Black, 21-year-old Tanji Jackson, and 23-year-old Mishann Chinn – in Maryland. He was the final prisoner scheduled to die in the recent executions ordered by Donald Trump, following Lisa Montgomery and Corey Johnson this week. His denial of innocence centered around the fact that another man, Willis Haynes, actually pulled the trigger. In a statement after the execution, Higgs’ attorney, Shawn Nolan, said his client had spent “decades on death row helping other inmates and working tirelessly to fight his unjust convictions.”Nolan said: “The government completed its unprecedented slaughter of 13 human beings tonight by killing Dustin Higgs, a black man who never killed anyone, on Martin Luther King’s birthday. “There was no reason to kill him, particularly during the pandemic and when he, himself, was sick with Covid that he contracted because of these irresponsible, super-spreader… Read full this story
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