An inhumane death

Posted: May 6, 2014 at 3:49 a.m.

The technology of execution has evolved over the centuries, with each innovation—the guillotine, the electric chair, lethal injection—arriving with promises that it will finally make the process of state-sponsored homicide humane. But another botched execution by lethal injection, this time in Oklahoma, shows again the emptiness of that promise.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 05/06/2014