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No Second Chances: What to Do After a Botched Execution

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Ohio tried and failed to execute Alva Campbell. The state shouldn't get a second chance.
The pathos and problems of America's death penalty were vividly on display yesterday when Ohio tried and failed to execute Alva Campbell. Immediately after its failure Gov. John Kasich set June 5, 2019, as a new execution date.
This plan for a second execution reveals a glaring inadequacy in the legal standards governing botched executions in the United States.
Campbell was tried and sentenced to die for murdering 18-year-old Charles Dials during a carjacking in 1997. After Campbell exhausted his legal appeals, he was denied clemency by the state parole board and the governor.
By the time the state got around to executing Campbell, he was far from the dangerous criminal of 20 years ago. As is the case with many of America's death-row inmates, the passage of time had inflicted its own punishments.
The inmate Ohio strapped onto the gurney was a 69-year-old man afflicted with serious ailm…

Pakistan hangs four in two days

February 24, 2016: four murder convicts were hanged in Pakistan in two days.

Three prisoners were hanged in two jails on February 23.

In Toba, Mumtaz Ahmad of Bhakkar was hanged for killing Noor Muhammad Khaira in Chak 264/GB Rajana some 24 years ago.

In Sahiwal, two murder convicts were hanged in Central Jail early in the morning while execution of another was postponed.

The dead bodies of the prisoners were handed over to the heirs.

Faiz was executed for killing a man named Barkat in 1992 while Ramzan had murdered three women in 2004.

On February 24, another death row convict was executed in the Central Jail of Mainwali.

According to details, Naimat Gul was convicted of killing a man over marriage dispute in 1993.

The mercy plea of Gul had been rejected by the government authorities.

The dead body of the convict was handed to his legal heirs.

Source: channel24.pk, Feb. 24, 2016

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