“Arbitrary, capricious, and discriminatory” is what lawyers are calling the application
In three recent death penalty cases, the actual killers have gotten time in prison while the alleged masterminds behind the murders have gotten the death penalty. The cases of Kelly Gissendaner, Richard Glossip, and Kimber Edwards highlight the need to re-evaluate a system that is supposed to punish the worst of the worst, but is often “disturbingly disproportionate.” In Missouri, Kimber Edwards is scheduled to die on October 6 and will be the first man to be put to death for a contract killing in Missouri, despite recent evidence that proves his innocence.
“The system’s broke,” says retired Georgia Supreme Court judge Norman Fletcher.
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