Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Trump administration has carried out its 13th and final federal execution, just days before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.
The execution early Saturday of Dustin Higgs concludes an unprecedented run of executions since July, when Trump resumed the federal death penalty after a 17-year hiatus. Biden has signaled he’ll end federal executions.
The 48-year-old Higgs was convicted in the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge.
He was the third inmate to receive a lethal injection this week at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
A December clemency petition for Higgs said he had been a model prisoner and was a dedicated father to a son born shortly after his arrest.