Two Death Row Inmates Want Kentuckians To Decide Execution Protocol

Kentucky's death penalty has been upheld in Kentucky’s highest court, but now two men sentenced to die want to put the issue in your hands.

The attorney representing Thomas Bowling and Ralph Baze is arguing the protocol for how a person on death row is actually killed should be made public and put up for debate.

Attorneys for Kentucky’s Department of Corrections says the protocol is a private matter.


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  • by Cole Location: Lexington on Nov 11, 2008 at 07:50 PM
    Protocol!? Okay...they need to die the exact same way that their victims did.
  • by ladybug on Oct 20, 2008 at 04:42 PM
    Did they let their victims debate before they brutally killed them ?Bowling and Baze should have been put to death years ago.Sure would have saved a lot of taxpayer money.
  • by JPB Location: KY on Oct 20, 2008 at 03:46 PM
    I agree with Curtis from Bledsoe...let the victim's families choose the punishment...that would be the best!
  • by me Location: rite here on Oct 19, 2008 at 07:49 PM
    we as church an belive in god we have to forgive even these guys so ill pray 4 you an 4 the comments u guys better be prayin god 4 gives all of us because im proof of it thank god an bless the usa
  • by A Location: L on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:40 PM
    I say we bring back the firing squad or use c4 inside of a helmet. After all a pretty corpse is foolish when you can destroy the brain instantly and destroy the whole pain experience. You body feels pain at about .0001 seconds. Bullets travle at about 1200ft per second high explosives can be faster than 5,000fps easily. So that means no pain if ya destroy the brain.
  • by tom Location: san antonio on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:57 PM
    another ploy for the killers theses lawyers will try anythin
  • by chris Location: richmond on Oct 17, 2008 at 05:57 PM
    i think that god will deal with them when it come their time to die i mean they took smeones life yeah but im sure there was a reason behide all of it why dont you take the time to ask???????????/
  • by henry Location: seky on Oct 17, 2008 at 02:35 PM
    I knew the doctor , who's daughter they murdered. if they wish i'll be more than glad to be their protocol, they would beg for what the state has to offer. forget the scum send them down.
  • by Curtis Location: Bledsoe KY on Oct 17, 2008 at 12:35 PM
    I've got a good idea,Lets let the family's of the victum's of these two jerks decide what,And how it should be done,Some how we the people seem to forget the Victum's,And their family's,I am sure that these two did not get on death row for attending Church,If you don't want in prison,Or on death row,DON"T DO THE CRIME!!
  • by Anonymous Location: foothills on Oct 17, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    I never have unstood why the protocol is such a big deal and considered inhumane. I had my dog put to sleep by the veterinarian and it was humane and peaceful. Why can't the human euthanasia be as humane as my dog's was?
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