OK - 1st U.S. execution of '12: was the verdict faulty, the killing in self-defense?

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    The killing in '94 happened about a mile from me; much discussion here at the time as to whether the incident was one of self-defense. At any rate, questions arise as to whether this was death penalty material. Personally, I never thought so.

    Oklahoma inmate put to death for fatal stabbing during 1994 fight; 1st US execution this year (Daily Oklahoman)
    His defiance at the hearing perhaps didn't help matters; whatever the case, though, the vote probably would have remained 3-2:
    Why the charges were capital ones in the first place:
    much more at link above: the Norse chants, the last meal from Long John Silver's, the send-off by fellow death row inmates
     
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  3. krimekat

    krimekat Amazed and Baffled

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    I'm okay with it . . . should do it more often IMHO
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    In my belief, one should empower the State to do as little killing as possible. This one stretched the limits.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Here's the local paper's account, highlighting the record of another participant who avoided the death penalty:

    State Executes Welch (Miami News-Record)
    much more at link above
     

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