The bill was passed as as a way to “jump-start” executions in South Carolina. There are currently 37 people on death row in the state.
Lisa Montgomery, 52, was put to death by lethal injection at 1:31 AM Wednesday after the US Supreme Court lifted her last minute stay of execution.
Lisa Montgomery, Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs are to be put to death this week. Montgomery is scheduled for Tuesday, Johnson for Thursday and Higgs for Friday. There is a massive outcry among Americans for different reasons: the legality of these sentences, the risk of COVID-19 and the humanity of the lethal injection.