Arizona Execution of Joseph Wood Took Nearly Two Hours


Deborah Denno quoted in a NBC News report about an Arizona execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which the state carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — and how it is certain to fan the debate over the ways in which U.S. states carry out the death penalty.

Deborah Denno, professor of criminal law and criminal procedure at Fordham Law School, told The Associated Press it may be up to Legislatures or the public to bring any change. “I think every time one of these botches happens, it leads to questioning the death penalty even more,” she said. “It will reach a point where the public will question the value of these execution procedures generally, and perhaps the death penalty itself.”

Read the entire NBC News article.


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