Ohio is one of many states seeking alternatives to lethal injection drugs that used to be readily available before European suppliers stopped making them available to U.S. prisons. The botched execution of Dennis Mcguire on January 16th is just the latest example of the extreme measures that states are going to to continue to carry out death sentences.
In Gary Strauss's article in USA Today, "Ohio Killer's Slow Execution Raises Controversy," Diann Rust-Tierney states, "What's happening is shocking. We're seeing the underside of the death penalty: irresponsible behavior by states and the realization that there's not a good way to kill people.This case and others are going to increase and galvanize those who oppose capital punishment and cause the public and policymakers to say. 'What are we doing?'"
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