Saturday, December 08, 2007

Good News Bad News

The good news is Pervis Payne has been issued a stay of execution. A federal judge has issued a stay while the Supreme Court hears a case from Kentucky involving lethal injection. The bad news is his appeal of the trial courts ruling that dna testing not be conducted was denied. Basically the appeals court said he's probably guilty anyway so why do a dna test.

Given the make-up of the US Supreme Court, it's highly unlikely they will find lethal injection cruel and unusual. But you never know.