Oklahoma Governor Signs New Death Penalty Bill Into Law
According to a new state law in Oklahoma, repeat child molesters would be eligible for the death penalty.
Oklahoma joins Florida, Louisiana, Montana and South Carolina as being the only states that allow repeat child molesters be eligible for the penalty.
However, defense attorneys are stating that the measure goes in the opposite direction from the United States Supreme Court decision to scale back death penalty applications.
Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, said, "the sex offender bills are a reaction to public outcry over the frequency and seriousness of sex offenses, and the attention they receive in the media."
Even though the U.S. Supreme Court brought back the death penalty 30 years ago, not one sex offender has been executed. However, one inmate in Louisiana is on death row following his 2003 conviction for raping an 8 year old girl.
They say you're beautiful And they'll always let you in But doors are never open To the child without a trace of sin R.J.D