Electrocution bill passes House

Via Pith, the House passed the bill allowing electrocution if lethal injection drugs are unavailable. The Senate had already approved the measure.

Rep. Johnny Shaw told the bill's sponsor, Rep. Dennis Powers, that he couldn't support capital punishment because, citing the Bible, Shaw wasn't entitled to "throw a rock." Powers said he agreed with Shaw that only God could ultimately judge but that "it's our job to arrange the meeting."