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May 27, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Nov. 9, 1987, the Supreme Court was faced with a clear-cut decision. William W. Thompson sat on Oklahoma's Death Row, awaiting execution for a murder he committed when he was 15 years old. Could the state put Thompson to death, or is it cruel and unusual punishment to execute someone so young?
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