Botched Oklahoma execution could renew 'cruel and unusual punishment' challenges

  • Article by: ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 1, 2014 - 6:15 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate is certain to fire up the debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment — the phrase written into the U.S. Constitution and defined by the courts, piece by piece, over two centuries.

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