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Judging the Death Penalty

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Death-row inmates at San Quentin State Prison, in California, were executed in the prison's notorious gas chamber until the mid-1990s, when a court ruled the method cruel and unusual.
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William Henry Furman shot and killed William Micki late one night in August 1967. Furman was burglarizing Micki's home, in Savannah, Ga., when his victim awoke and interrupted the crime. Later, Furman told the police that he had fired into darkness...

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