The Kentucky New Era in Hopkinsville is reporting that death row exoneree Randy Steidl addressed a crowd of listeners at Sts. Peter and Paul church in Hopkinsville on Monday, August 5.
The article includes details from the American Bar Association report by the Kentucky’s Assessment Team on the Death Penalty, a group of distinguished Kentucky legal experts who spent two years studying Kentucky’s death sentencing process. They concluded that Kentucky’s death sentencing system is so flawed that the Governor should declare a moratorium on killing anyone. Though the Governor did not respond to that request, the death penalty remains on hold in Kentucky because of a legal challenge that has the State tied up in court. Death row inmate lawyers filed against the state with claims that the procedures in place for execution do not meet the necessary requirements of state law.
Steidl will be in Kentucky for another week making presentations in Somerset, Hazard, Harlan, Corbin, Cumberland, Lynch, London, and Louisville. He will also be featured live on WFPL 89.3 in Louisville on August 13. You can also catch him at the Kentucky State Fair on August 17 and 18 in booth 341 in the South Wing. Click on the name of any town above to see when and where he will be speaking.
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