Wednesday, June 18, 2014
States Kill Three
The first executions in the U.S. since the botched killing in Oklahoma will begin any minute now. The SCOTUS turned down final appeal from Georgia inmate (it involved secret source of killing chemicals) and he may go first --or that will fall to Missouri prisoner set for death just after midnight. And then a third in Florida on Wednesday evening. I will update here. My ebook on history of capital punishment in U.S., and current debate, here. UPDATE Wellons died in Georgia at 11:56 p.m. Execution went "smoothly." A little later, Winfield me his fate in Missouri. UPDATE #2 And, tonight, Florida makes it three just now.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch