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US state to kill 8 people in 10 days

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Over the course of 10 days in April, Arkansas plans to put to death eight inmates.

The state code requires that no fewer than six “respectable citizens” be present at each execution.
There’s one problem: It’s having a hard time finding enough volunteers to witness them.
The volunteer pool is apparently thin enough that state Department of Corrections Director Wendy Kelley invited members of a local Rotary Club to volunteer.
“Temporarily, there was a little laugh from the audience because they thought she might be kidding,” Bill Booker, acting president of the Little Rock Rotary Club, told CNN affiliate FOX16. “It quickly became obvious that she was not kidding.”
Kelley’s “informal efforts” continue, the department told CNN on Friday.
“We remain confident in our ability to carry out these sentences,” spokesman Solomon Graves said.
The eight death row inmates will be put to death between April 17 and April 27, a move that death penalty opponents have called “unprecedented.”
The series of execution has been attributed to the state’s soon-to-be-expire supply of midazolam, a contentious drug that’s been blamed for a spate of botched executions in recent years.
The executions would mark the first time since 2005 that Arkansas has put an inmate to death.
-CNN
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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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