Two Death Row Cases Back In Kentucky Supreme Court

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Kentucky's lethal injection is not cruel and unusual punishment and doesn't violate a person's 8th amendment rights.

Thursday in the Kentucky Supreme Court, John Palombi, the attorney representing Thomas Bowling and Ralph Baze is trying to argue a slightly different point.

He says the protocol for how a person on death row is actually killed should be made public and then be put up for debate.

Attorney's for the State Department of Corrections says the protocol is a private manner and there is no need for the public to be involved.

The Supreme Court also heard a separate case involving just Ralph Baze. That case had to do with the location of his trial.

It was originally set to begin in Franklin County, but at the request of the judge, it was moved to Rowan County.

At the time, neither side objected to the move, but now Baze's attorney says it was a violation of the judge's jurisdiction.

The state Supreme Court is now considering both cases.

Bowling is awaiting execution for the 1990 murders of a Lexington couple outside their dry cleaning business.

Baze killed the Powell County Sheriff and a Deputy in 1992.


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  • by wayne Location: ky on Oct 17, 2008 at 05:01 AM
    and their complaint is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the folks they killed didn`t have a say in the way they where KILLED!! they done the crime and the courts found them guilty so whats not to understand-
  • by Bubba Johnson Location: Somewhere in Time on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:19 PM
    1990 murder. 1992 murder. Why are these folks still alive? Okay, forget injection. Shoot them. Hang them. Gas them. Starve them. Anything to get these people sent to their just rewards.
  • by Cole Location: Lexington on Oct 16, 2008 at 06:29 PM
    Get rid of these two low lives already!
  • by james Location: london,ky on Oct 16, 2008 at 03:31 PM
    to [edited] with their feelings the people they murdered didnot haave a choice of the way their life was cut short because these murders took their lives while they were trying to earn a honest living and be part of a society that worked instead of laying on their soory butts and figureing out how to murder and rob honest people!!!!

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