192. Please Don’t Hurt Me!

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Henry killed a young girl. The girl had walking by Henry’s house after school. Henry invited inside to see some new puppies. When the came inside, Henry killed her. Henry had lied the girl; there were no puppies. The girl’s called the police when she didn’t come home. police finally caught Henry. There was a trial. judge sentenced Henry to death. Henry went to . That was 30 years ago. Henry has been his death penalty. He does not want to . He thinks it isn’t fair. Two wrongs do make a right, he says. For 30 years, have paid about $30,000 a year to feed care for Henry in prison.

Last month, Henry finally scheduled to die by lethal injection. But lawyer argued that death by injection was painful. argued that Henry shouldn’t suffer in his final . The California Supreme Court agreed. The court said the lethal drugs might make Henry suffer. Such would be “cruel and unusual” punishment. Such punishment the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Henry in his comfortable cell. He watches TV. He books, magazines, and newspapers. He listens to music. will die only if California figures out how kill him painlessly.

The family of the murdered upset. Her dad said, “He’ll probably die of age in his sleep. My daughter has been for 30 years. But her killer is still . He eats three hot meals a day. He free medical care. He gets free dental care. hurt my daughter, but the state cannot hurt . My family and I suffer, while he enjoys . It’s not fair.”