Awkal Abdul to die on June 6

Ohio readies execution for
mentally ill prisoner He’s suffered
from post-traumatic stress
disorder, has experienced
hallucinations and is
considered by the state to
beschizoaffective. But even
though they say Abdul Awkal is
ill, authorities in Ohio still plan to
execute him on June 6. Awkal, 53,
has been in jail since 1992 after
he shot and killed both his
estranged wife and brother-in-
law inside a Cuyahoga County,
Ohio courthouse while awaiting
a custody hearing over his 15-
month-old daughter. He
readily admitted his role in the
slaying and was quickly convicted
of aggravated murder.
Awaki has spent two decades on
death row


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