When is a table is not a table?
This past week the law of contradictions reared its ugly head in the nation’s death penalty arena.
Stephen West was put to death in Tennessee’s electric chair for the double murder of a mother and her 15-year-old daughter in 1986.
During his 33-year stay on death row, West became a man of faith and a model of rehabilitation.
Dexter Johnson was scheduled to die by lethal injection in the Texas death house but was granted a stay of execution by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals because the condemned man may be intellectually disabled.