158. Kenneth Eugene Smith: Troublesome justice

There’s no doubt that Kenneth Eugene Smith, along with another man, killed Elizabeth Sennett in Alabama in 1988, a murder paid for by her husband, Charles Sennett. But the long road to Smith’s execution, which took place in January 2024 by a new method, nitrogen hypoxia, raises troubling questions about the death penalty, how it’s administered and what justice actually is. We discuss.

Maureen does an NNW review of the book “Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System,” by M. Christopher Fabricant.

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