To the Editor: What about victim's rights in execution saga?
Written by Jim Copley   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:34
In our local paper, on page A9 of Friday's edition was an article entitled "Killer's execution is almost 25 minutes long." The article was mostly about Dennis McGuire's execution and how it violated his constitutional rights. Quoted in the article was this, "All citizens have a right to expect that they will not be treated or punished in a cruel and unusual way." Dayton defense lawyer, Jon Paul Rion was quoted as saying, "Today's actions violated that constitutional expectation."
Just in case you may have missed the article; McGuire was being executed for the 1989 rape and stabbing death of Joy Stewart, a pregnant newlywed. Nothing was said about her constitutional rights or those of her unborn child. Nothing was said about their constitutional rights how long it took them to die after being stabbed? What kind of noises they may have made before they died. It is my opinion that he took away their constitutional rights and in so
doing relinquished his!
This is another quote from the article, "An attorney for the McGuire's family said it plans to sue the state over what happened." They best pray that I am not called to serve on that jury!

Jim Copley

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