Wednesday, June 13, 2012

R.I.P. Richard Leavitt

Roman Colosseum lit to protest an execution
On June 12, 2012, Idaho executed Richard Leavitt for the murder of Danette Elg in 1985.

In a lawsuit brought by the media, a federal appeals court ruled that witnesses would be entitled to view the entire lethal injection process.  Leavitt's execution was subsequently described as a "silent, clinical procedure."

This was the 20th execution in the United States this year, the first in Idaho.


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