Rep. Antonio: Botched Executions Leave Justice Unserved
Oklahoma, Ohio executions call effectiveness of death penalty into question

State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement today in response to Tuesday’s botched execution in Oklahoma:

“The unwavering determination to employ the death penalty in states like Oklahoma and Ohio has led to desperate, untested methods of execution that are clearly ineffective. These botched executions turn the attention away from the horrific crimes the convicts have committed and onto the failed executions. At what point do we admit that the death penalty is not an effective way to see justice served?”

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