State Wants KY Supreme Court To Reconsider Baze Execution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors are asking the Kentucky
Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to stop the execution of
condemned killer Ralph Baze.
In filings with the high court, the Kentucky Attorney General's
office says the decision to halt the Sept. 25 lethal injection is
flawed and Baze's appeal was frivolous.
Justices issued a stay of execution on Wednesday, saying they
want to hear arguments about whether Baze's trial was improperly
moved and two other issues related to how lethal injection is
administered.
Baze was sentenced to death for the 1992 slayings of Powell
County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by sgt howard Location: ky on Sep 18, 2007 at 12:49 PM
    hang em up in town square, make it public, might deter the next criminal, quit being so soft on these low life parasites, they feed off the taxpayers all their lives and never make a contribution to society.
  • by sgt howard Location: ky on Sep 18, 2007 at 12:36 PM
    public hangins, canings, and firing squads would deter alot of these folks, then we would have to figure out what to do with all the empty prisons we now have. to many sympothetic liberals in the justice system is the root cause of how the system is failing us now.
  • by Bryan Location: KY on Sep 18, 2007 at 01:42 AM
    Why are we waiting? This individual admitted that he killed these two men! Death is what a jury said was his punishment then that is what needs to be carried out. Never mind that these two men were Law Enforcement just get this over with! Ralph cries about this and cries about that because he knows that he can manipulate the system and end up living at our expense until he dies in prison. Amazing how a murderer gets more rights than the people that he murdered! Save KY taxpayers some money and fire up the execution chamber. I do agree with another person on this thread; Ralph you get a chance to make it right with GOD but you gave no chance to do this to the men you killed. Do the right thing Ralph and man up and face your punishment and quit wasting my and every other tax paying person in Ky hard earned money!
  • by c Location: fkt on Sep 17, 2007 at 08:23 PM
    Another wasted of taxpayer's money! The fact will not change that this man murdered two people regardless of where his trial was held! Are the justices on the Supreme Court STUPID? or do they just have so much "book sense" that they have no common sense? The outcome of the trail would have been the same. He has admitted to killing these men! The jury said death, now SHUT UP and GIVE HIM WHAT HE DESERVES! Furthermore, if these justices want to do this, then THEY should be the ones paying for this delay in justice, not us TAXPAYERS! THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES OF KENTUCKY ARE A BIG JOKE! THEY ARE A BUNCH OF STUPID EDUCATED PEOPLE that care nothing about JUSTICE or the victims families! If any of them run for another office, let us all remember this delay in justice!
  • by Me Location: KY on Sep 17, 2007 at 04:51 AM
    R U kidding me. This guy has been crying every since he was sentence to death row. He claims that the leathal injection is curel and unusual punishment but Ill bet that wasnt going through his mind when he put these to people to death. Why r we giving this guy a choice put him in the electric chair! Really make him suffer. To the family of the fallen may u have peace when this SOB is put down.
  • by Jim Location: Lexington on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:01 PM
    KILL HIM NOW!!! Give me the needle and I'll do it myself if our justice system is too spineless to let the state go through with it. This is even more ridiculous, frivolous, BS that some of our TERRIBLE judges are letting a useless lawyer go through with. Let's fly him to Texas, they'll take care of him for us.
  • by samantha Location: winchester on Sep 14, 2007 at 03:34 PM
    I dont think this is right, he should just get his execution over with. some dot know that this has effected many. the poor wife lost her husband and brother. he has already had a fair trial and they found him guilty. so get on with it, he needs to be taken from this world like those two innocent men.
  • by Anonymous Location: leslie on Sep 14, 2007 at 02:09 PM
    ok a man in monticello can kill his on brother and mother and dont get put on death row so to me people can kill a stranger and get put on deathnrow tahts stupid if you kill someone then you should die too but if you let one off then they should let the other off im sorry but this is a crazy world it has to end someday
  • by Britney Location: Richmond on Sep 14, 2007 at 02:03 PM
    As far as spinelessness is concerned, shooting is a very detached kind of murder. As far as lethal injection is concerned, Kentucky isn't very competent with those needles... I can see that he wouldn't be thrilled about that kind of execution.
  • by kc Location: ky on Sep 14, 2007 at 11:35 AM
    Ralph Baze is a spineless piece of flesh. He isn't even denying what he did and yet he still can't be man enough to take the punishment he was given! And to sit on TV and LAUGH and be happy over all the pain and grief he has caused Steve Bennett's and Arthur Briscoe's families, not to mention his own, is just simply appauling! I agree with Officer Matthews, "15 years is 15 yrs too long!" If there was a problem then it should have been addressed then, not to wait this long and do it. Be a man, have some kind of backbone at least now even when you didnt have any when you shot the 2 officers and ran like a scared rabbit into the woods! Quit crying and take your punishment! You did the crime now do the time!
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