9 States Executed People in 2012, a 20-Year Low

Four states, led by Texas, account for 75% of executions

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 18, 2012 2:48 PM CST

(Newser) – US states executed 43 people this year, the same as last year, but a group that opposes the death penalty says 2012 stats show capital punishment is on the wane across the country. Some highlights from AFP and the AP:

  • Nine states executed people this
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