© 2024 Hawaiʻi Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
HPR's spring membership campaign is underway! Support the reporting, storytelling and music you depend on. Donate now

Boyd Becomes 1,000th U.S. Execution

Early Friday morning, Kenneth Lee Boyd became the 1,000th person to be executed in the United States since 1977. He died by lethal injection at a prison in Raleigh, N.C. Boyd was convicted of murdering his estranged wife and father-in-law.

Steve Inskeep talks to Lorne Matalon of member station WUNC about the crowd that gathered outside the prison, and with Andrea Weigel, legal affairs correspondent for The News and Observer in Raleigh.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Related Stories