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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…

Malaysia: 20-Year-Old Mother Who Dumped Her Baby Alive In A Toilet Bowl Faces Mandatory Death Sentence

Nur Izzati Adi
Nur Izzati Adi
It's always heartbreaking to hear the news of a child's passing, but perhaps even more so when the child was murdered at the hands of their own flesh and blood.

A 20-year-old food processing student at an agricultural college in Bukit Kayu Hitam was recently charged in the magistrate's court for drowning her newborn baby in the hostel's toilet bowl.

The Star reported that Nur Izzati Adi allegedly murdered her baby on March 30 at 5:20pm in the women's toilet located on the 3rd floor - to which she nodded as the charges were read last Monday.

As it is a murder case, the court ruled that Nur Izzati was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

No plea was recorded, and on top of being denied bail, Nur Izzati was taken to the Pokok Sea prison.

Nur Izzati was represented by Tunku Intan Mahiya Tunku Mahamad, and prosecuted by the Deputy Public Prosecutor Parihah Ab Kadir.

However, in light that the post-mortem report has yet to be fully revealed, Magistrate Nurfadrina Zulkhairi has declared that the case will be re-mentioned in court on June 7.

The daily also highlighted that police were investigating a possible case of body dumping, but promptly turned into a murder case after the baby was confirmed to be alive prior death.

The 1st-year student was first arrested when she went to a government hospital to sought medical treatment.

After the reports were lodged to the police, her 19-year-old boyfriend, was also arrested in Jitra last week.

Source: malaysiandigest.com, April 13, 2017

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