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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…

India: Man gets death penalty for daughter's honour killing

India Honor Killings
Nashik, Jun 19 (PTI) A Nashik court today sentenced a 47 -year-old man to death for killing his daughter four years ago for marrying a man outside their caste.

District and Sessions Judge Suchitra Ghodake awarded death penalty to Eknath Kisan Kumbharkar for committing the penal offence of murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.

Since the victim was pregnant at the time of her murder, the court also sentenced him to ten years rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 5,000 for causing death of unborn child (under section 316 of IPC) and life imprisonment for kidnapping in order to murder (under section 364 of the IPC).

Kumbharkars daughter Pramila had tied the knot with a man, who belonged to a different caste and he was not happy with her decision.

On June 28, 2013, Kumbharkar, a resident of More Mala Bhadange Baba chawl in Panchavati, went to Pramilas house in the city and told her that her mother wanted to meet her. 

He hired an autorickshaw and on the way strangulated her to death using a rope. The incident took place near KTHM College, Sarkarwada police had said.

Kumbharkar was arrested by the police immediately after the incident.

According to the police, this was the first honour- killing case in the city.

Source: PTI, June 19, 2017

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