Death penalty reintroduced in USA after 16 years


The US government is set to reintroduce the death penalty. 

According to the justice department, five inmates who are currently on death-row will be killed between December 2019 and January 2020.

It comes after a 16-year-hiatus which saw the death penalty suspended. 

The five inmates have been convicted of murders or rapes of children or senior citizens. 

In a statement, Attorney General William Barr said “we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system."


More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Off Script with Chris & Robbie

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter.

  • The Business Breakfast Night Cap

    8:00pm - 9:00pm

    When business at breakfast just isn’t enough… we bring you an extra helping of broadcasting favourites, Brandy Scott and Richard Dean.

On Dubai Eye

Business Breakfast