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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: Two hanged in Sahiwal

February 23, 2016: Two death row convicts were sent to the gallows in the Central Jail Sahiwal on early morning while execution of another death row prisoner was postponed, Dunya News reported.

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

According to details, death row prisoner Faiz was executed for killing a man named Barkat in 1992.

Death row prisoner Ramzan was hanged for murdering three women in 2004.

Meanwhile, the execution of death row prisoner Ghulam Murtaza was postponed after the two rival parties reached a settlement.

Source: Dunya News, Feb. 23, 2016

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