http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Ohio-Kilker-Nears-Execution-with-Untried-Method–240291891.html#.UtgW2OLTUUg.facebook I did not know this man, or the murder he was supposed to have committed. The thing which really bothers me is how long it took him to die. Another objection is the fact they are using medical technology to dispatch the executions. , Using medical procedures which were invented to make surgery easier on the patient, now is incorporated in killing. But aside from that, Capital Punishment does not prevent murder. If it did, then there would be no need to execute anyone.
I wonder what the logic is behind this policy? Revenge? Perhaps, but not Justice. What good does it do the State to condemn a man to death? I would think solitary confinement for life would be more useful. The idea is to separate a dangerous individual from the population. Death separates him into oblivion.
To my way of thinking this is cruel and unusual punishment, and should be stopped.