June 19, 2013
US: Oregon Governor bans death penalty
Oregon Democrat governor John Kitzhaber confirmed he will not authorize the execution of Gary Haugen, sentenced to death for two homicides and who has been pleading for gallows over the past tears.
Kitzhaber’s call goes against the Supreme Court of the State establishes that nobody, not even the governor, has the power to force a death convict to accept the deferall of the capital punishment.
The governor showed himself confident that the Court will back his position and give him the power to order the suspension of the death sentence. The Democrat also called the state Parliament to abolish the death penalty and replace it with life sentence with no parole. “I can not be involved in a practice I consider morally wrong. It is time for the State to take into consideration a different approach” to the matter, he insisted