While wee one was napping, I checked out some local news. It looks like Oklahoma’s Governor has Signed the Bill Allowing Death Penalty For Repeat Child Molesters. This is one HUGE step in the fight to keep out Nation’s children safe. Thank you, Governor Henry.
” Oklahoma City (AP) – A bill to allow the death penalty for repeat child molesters is now law.Without comment, Governor Henry signed the legislation into law today.Anyone convicted a second time of rape, forcible sodomy, lewd molestation or rape by instrumentation of a child under 14 could be put to death.Oklahoma joins Florida, Louisiana and Montana with similar legislation. South Carolina’s legislature has also passed such a bill and the governor there is expected to sign it into law soon.Defense attorneys and death penalty experts say the law is likely to be found unconstitutional if challenged.No one convicted of a sex offense has been executed since the U-S Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty 30 years ago. However one inmate is on death row in Louisiana following his 2003 conviction for raping an 8-year-old girl. “NewsChannel 8