A court recently ruled that Montana’s lethal injection combination failed to live up to legislative and judicial standards, which effectively placed Montana in a de factor moratorium. Sputnik’s Thomas Zimmer interviewed EJUSA’s Sarah Craft and myself for an article covering the development. Zimmer wrote,
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The moratorium placed in the US state of Montana on administering the death penalty reveals the dangers that are posed by lethal injection drugs to death row inmates, advocacy group Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty Advocacy Coordinator Marc Hyden told Sputnik on Wednesday.
“The risks are far too high especially considering the extensive ineptitude that is prevalent in the process,” Hyden stated.
I additionally said,
“This also calls into question whether taxpayers should trust the government with the flawed capital punishment system when states are unable to even concoct approved death penalty drug combinations,” he pointed out.
“The court’s ruling, telling the State [of Montana] that it must abide by its own laws, illuminates just one more piece of evidence that the death penalty is on its way out,” Craft said.