Ronald Phillips is due to be put to death for the 1993 rape and beating death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, Sheila Marie Evans, was recently denied clemency. His lawyers say they have not been given enough time to investigate recent changes to Ohio’s execution protocol that might violate Phillips’ constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
Anybody ever try to put themselves into the victims shoes?
I wonder just what the victim, like little Sheila Marie Evans, was thinking during the rape and murder?
Ohio is one of several states that have been forced to tinker with execution methods because a commonly used drug, pentobarbital, is in short supply after the manufacturer banned its sale to prisons for executions.
The initial plan was to secure pentobarbital from a specialty pharmacy that would make up the lethal dose without oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.
In court papers, Phillips’ lawyers said that method was too risky because no one could guarantee the pharmacist would not tamper with the dose to make the execution painful.
Gee, that would be too bad,
I personally believe that the old west had the right idea!
In plain sight so every rapist/killer can see!
Dennis McGuire raped and stabbed to death a pregnant woman became the first person executed with a previously untested two-drug cocktail whose argument that the new protocol could cause terrifying and agonizing air starvation were rejected by a federal judge earlier in the week