Videotaped Execution by Lethal Injection Set for Thursday


Kathryn Hamoudah, chairwoman of Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, said that videotaping DeYoung's execution is like "putting a Band-Aid on the issue."

She said it would be better to put a stay on the execution and look into all of the issues surrounding the drug before proceeding.

Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is an organization that opposes the death penalty but supports government transparency regarding the issue.

"Death is final, so doing proper diligence is necessary," Hamoudah said.

The Georgia State Department of Corrections declined to comment on the videotaping of DeYoung's execution or the use of pentobarbital

"We're working with the attorney general's office to make sure we're following correct procedure," spokeswoman Kristen Stancil said, "and we're confident in our ability to carry out an execution properly."

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