Death Row Prisoner Performs Bar Mitzvah

A man walks past a menorah during a ceremony to ordain four rabbis at the synagogue in Cologne, western Germany, on September 13, 2012

Ynetnews reports: Yadidya Marfi, who has been waiting for 15 years in a Livingston, Texas prison for the implementation of his death sentence.

In October 2000, Marfi shot and killed a 79 –year-old women, when he was high on cocaine. He then stole her car and used her credit card to buy cigarettes and alcohol. A year after later, at the age of 25, he was sentenced to death. His case has since been stuck in appeals courts and he still has not received a date for the implementation of his death sentence.

Marfi is being held in a cell for those on death row, which means his activity and movement are heavily limited. For example, he is forbidden from directly receiving visitors and can only meet them through a glass pane.

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