Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ore. governor bans executions; condemned imate gets reprieve

SALEM, Ore. – What was supposed to be Oregon’s first execution in 14 years won’t be taking place -- at least not while Gov. John Kitzhaber is in office.

Calling the death penalty “morally wrong,” the Democratic governor on Tuesday announced a state moratoriumon on executions and granted a reprieve to death-row inmate Gary Haugen.

The twice-convicted murderer was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Dec. 6.
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Fr. Benedict Crawford said...

Amazing that he was due to be executed on the feast of St. Nicholas.

holyprotection said...

Glory to God! A life preserved, and hopefully for repentance.

Anonymous said...

I pray that Democrats would have that kind of moral clarity when it comes to the most innocent - the unborn.


Stephen said...

Fat chance. I can't see to find one that can speak rationally about it. That's ideology for you.

Jon Marc said...

Good for him!