After his execution, Clarence Thomas became the second person to be put to death in U.K. history, the first being Thomas’s brother, Thomas Pemberton.
Thomas Pemberton’s execution was carried out in January of this year, the second in three days.
Pemberts execution is scheduled for later this month.
Justice Minister, Michael Gove, said the new prisoner would be given an appropriate sentence, but it could take some time to see whether that will be the case.
Thomas has served nearly five decades for the murder of Clarence Thomas, a mother of four who was strangled to death by her boyfriend, Thomas Peters.
The pair met at a nightclub in New York City in 1991.
Thomas was sentenced to death for murdering Clarence because she was involved in a relationship with a man she met through the Internet.
Thomas Peters, Thomas’ brother, said Thomas was being given the death penalty for the same crime that Clarence was.
Thomas, who was born in London and grew up in the UK, was convicted in 1994 of killing Clarence.
Thomas was sentenced by a jury of 12 men and seven women to death.
Thomas’ lawyers filed a writ of habeas corpus in January 2017, saying the U. k. government had failed to prove his innocence.
In a statement released to the media, Thomas said he had never been told by the U and UK governments that they had a valid reason to execute him.
The U.N. human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has called for the death sentences of all of the other men and women on death row in the U!
Thomas has been sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.