Victims Suffered Cruel Deaths, Too

Editor, News-Register:

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether a condemned criminal was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment during an attempted execution. He complained that he was “stuck” with a needle 18 times while they were searching for a vein. His crime: abducting, raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl who was on her way home after a football game.

What about the pain and suffering of the victim? It’s too bad we can’t execute their killers in the same manner as their victims.

William J. Patsche

St. Clairsville