Trending
Calendar
 
CP on Facebook

 

CP on Twitter
Print Email

Mobtown Beat

Vernon Evans Case Closed Administratively

Death row inmate wants humane execution

Maryland death row inmate Vernon Lee Evans filed a federal lawsuit in 2006—weeks before his scheduled execution—to assure that the lethal-injection protocol for putting him to death was humane. Maryland executions have been put on hold over those concerns ever since, as the state tries to concoct an acceptable way to kill its death row inmates, of whom there are currently five. Meanwhile, Evans’ lawsuit has been sitting there, dormant—until Aug. 16, when U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg ordered it administratively closed, saying “any party may move to reopen this action for good cause shown.” Presumably, once Maryland gets its execution protocols in good, working order, it’ll be reopened.

  • General Assembly 2014 Winners and Losers Taking stock of the session that just ended | 4/16/2014
  • Show us your licensing Following controversial case, new policy requires liquor board to make more decisions public | 4/16/2014
  • Who Do We Love? Maryland gives tax breaks to lots of businesses, not just Kevin Spacey’s | 4/9/2014
  • Sale On Baltimore is about to sell off its public housing. Someone is going to make money—and that’s the plan. | 4/2/2014
  • Crews In For a Bruisin’? Local film crew vets question their future as House of Cards and Annapolis battle over tax credits | 4/2/2014
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus