New York Attorney Heath D. Harte Releases Statement on Botched Execution in Oklahoma

In light of the recent botched execution in Oklahoma, New York Attorney Heath D. Harte releases a statement on the death penalty and the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. On April 29, 2014 Clayton Lockett suffered a heart attack 43 minutes after a failed execution.

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"Many believe in order to adhere to the Eighth Amendment, when it comes to capital punishment death should be quick and painless to prevent suffering for the person being executed,” stated Heath D. Harte.

(PRWEB) May 13, 2014

Heath D. Harte, an attorney-at-law with over twenty-five years of experience, released a statement today commenting on the death penalty and the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.

Last month the botched execution that took place in Oklahoma, Clayton Lockett suffered a heart attack 43 minutes after a failed execution. According to the ABA Journal, the failed execution caused a second one to be rescheduled.

“Last month’s botched execution did not adhere to the Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. It is clear through various reports that Lockett suffered for almost an hour before passing away. Due process should be followed to fullest extent in order to ensure that no inmate will experience substantial pain or suffering. An independent investigation of Lockett’s death needs to be completed to prevent future incidents like his botched execution,” stated Heath D. Harte.

According to the ABA Journal, witnesses state Locket kicked and grimaced in reaction to the administered drugs. The department of corrections closed the blinds to the media and observers 16 minutes into the execution and shortly called a halt to the execution of another prisoner thereafter, as alleged in the ABA Journal.

“The Eighth Amendment prohibits the federal government from practicing cruel and unusual punishment for federal crimes. Many believe in order to adhere to the Eighth Amendment, when it comes to capital punishment death should be quick and painless to prevent suffering for the person being executed,” continued Harte.

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  • abajournal.com/news/article/oklahoma_plans_double_execution_for_tuesday_evening/ - Victor Li – April 29, 2014.


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