U.S. carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration

Reuters |
Published: 01.16.21 , 09:22
The U.S. government early on Saturday carried out the 13th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump's administration, just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office with a promise to try to end the death penalty.
Dustin Higgs, 48, was pronounced dead at 1:23am EST (6:23am GMT), the federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.
Five hours after he was set to be executed, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority cleared the way for lethal injections to proceed, overturning a stay ordered by a federal appeals court.