There was a lot of uncertainty when we recorded AETN’s “Arkansas Week” on Friday, April 14. As the state prepared to carry out an unprecedented seven executions over an 11-day period, there was a flurry of legal filings and decisions that were about to come down. A four-day federal court hearing had just wrapped up the night before, but no verdict issued yet, and the rapid pace of the lethal injections was drawing media attention from around the world. I took part in that week’s panel discussion joined by UCA political science Professor Heather Yates and Blytheville Courier News Editor Tom Henry.
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Gov Hutchinson said no need for independent investigation into Williams execution because no indication of pain.… t.co/EK4MvJbGS4
Inmate Kenneth Williams has been executed. Time of death was 11:05pm. The 4th and final of the #ARexecutions.
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