Editorial: Timing of execution raises concern

The Daily Progress

Not even Gov. Terry McAuliffe objected to last week’s execution of Alfredo R. Prieto, having determined that carrying out the death penalty against the multiple murderer would create no miscarriage of justice.

And even death penalty critics acknowledge that no violation of law or policy occurred at execution.

But a question over timing deserves to be debated. State protocols may need to be tightened to prevent a future miscarriage of justice.