Letters: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Your reviewer of "Dead Kid Walking" (Documentary of the Day, 10 April) is wrong in asserting that Sean Sellers became the first person in 40 years to be executed in the United States for a crime committed when a teenager. Tragically, several juvenile offenders have been executed in the US since capital punishment was again declared constitutional in 1976. Charles Rumbough was the first, on 11 September 1985 in Texas. Approximately 70 juvenile offenders remain on Death Row in the US.