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News roundup of Friday’s Kentucky Department of Corrections’ one-day hearing on its lethal injection and electrocution protocol

WHAS 11’s “KY moves one step closer toward reinstating death penalty“:

USA Today’s “Ky. hearing: Questions arise over lethal injection“:

Carolyn Wehrle wants to provide spiritual counseling to Kentucky’s only female death row inmate when her execution date arrives.But Wehrle said the state’s proposed execution protocols as written will prevent Virginia Caudill from receiving the sacraments prescribed by her faith.

“I was allowed to baptize her, but I can’t minister to her in her last days?” asked Wehrle, a minister with Light of Christ Ministries in Richmond.

Louisville Courier-Journal’s “Death penalty foes dominate hearing“:

Opponents of capital punishment dominated a public hearing Friday on proposed regulations to define how Kentucky carries out executions.

In voicing their opposition to the death penalty, most also said they wanted the chance to address details of the regulations before they become final.

“There is no good way for the state to kill people,’’ said the Rev. Patrick Delahanty, chairman of the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.”

Read about how you can tell Kentucky’s Department of Corrections what you think about its lethal injection and electrocution protocols.

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