Death Penalty

Death Row Inmate Wins Right to Be Executed

He wants to die, rejecting clemency by Oregon's governor


America's emotional debate over the role of the death penalty has taken a strange new twist after a convicted killer has been granted the legal right to insist on his right to be executed.

Oregon death row inmate Gary Haugen, who was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend's mother and also another prisoner, says he still wants to die – despite a reprieve by anti-death penalty Oregon governor John Kitzhaber.