"The execution of Robert Knighton in 2003 was another crisis in my life, another trauma to heal from. He had been convicted of murdering my Daddy and Step-mother in 1990. My husband and I watched that execution not for vengeance but as a form of support since I had become the man’s only friend. Our … [Read More...]
An opinion piece in the October 21, 2009, issue of the Wichita Eagle was titled "reasons to rethink the death penalty. " The article stated that Kansas "does not have a death penalty in practice, although capital punishment has been back on the books in Kansas since 1994 and there currently are nine … [Read More...]
From the Kansas State Collegian.
By Tim Hadachek
The state of Texas executed 22 death row inmates in 2004, so the case of Cameron Todd Willingham hardly seemed special at the time. Willingham had been convicted of setting his own house ablaze and killing his three children inside. According to … [Read More...]
An editorial in the July 30, 2009, issue of the Iola Register pointed out that serial killer John Robinson, sentenced to death in 2002 for murdering three women, has not yet been executed; in fact, his attorney filed an appeal that week asking for a new trial for Robinson. Said the Register, … [Read More...]