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Botched Death Penalty

Supreme Court Suspends Execution Of Missouri Murderer

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a last minute stay of execution for a convicted murderer and rapist who argued that a rare medical condition risked making the lethal injection unconstitutional. The temporary ruling came after a flurry of last minute proceedings by both sides before a lower court. But the inmate could […]

May 21, 2014

Oklahoma Governor Pledges Independent Review After Botched Execution

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin promised an independent review of the state’s execution protocols Wednesday after a bungled execution raised questions about the state’s handling of capital punishment. The Republican governor emphasized, however, that she has faith that state officials were legally correct in proceeding with the execution […]

April 30, 2014