Barr orders more convicted murderers to be executed during Biden transition period

Attorney General William Barr ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of three additional convicted murderers to take place during the presidential transition period, as President-elect Joe Biden has promised to end capital punishment at the federal level after decades of advocating for it as a senator.

All are slated to be executed by lethal injection at the federal penitentiary at Terre Haute, Indiana, and five total death row inmates are scheduled to be put to death on the federal level in the next two months, despite pushback from Democrats who want the Justice Department to hit the pause button until Biden is in office.

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