Attorneys have asked for a stay of execution for Allen Holman. Holman previously fired his attorneys, so it remains to be seen whether the judge will allow them to intercede. More as the situation develops.
Where do we go from here? Of particular note in the article is Representative Stam’s (R-Wake) fearmongering, “If the word gets out on the street that our death penalty doesn’t exist, innocent people will die.” Just look upon the killing fields of Vermont!
In Arizona, policy shift on death penalty overwhelms criminal justice system and costs taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are trying to come to an agreement on how to proceed.
In Missouri, a bill to conceal the identities of execution participants.
An interview with Sister Helen Prejean.