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Ku Klux Klan member executed over 1998 Texas murder

WASHINGTON — Lawrence Brewer, a 44-year-old white man affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, was executed Wednesday for the racially-motivated murder of a disabled black man in 1998, prison officials said. Brewer was pronounced dead at 6:21 pm local time, 10 minutes after receiving a lethal injection charged at Texas’…

Texas delays hearing into whether executed man was innocent

AUSTIN, Texas — A court hearing to determine whether a man executed in 2004 was innocent of burning to death his three young daughters was postponed Wednesday when prosecutors asked the judge to take himself off the case. Cameron Todd Willingham’s family is seeking to have his name cleared amid…