WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The moratorium placed in the US state of Montana on administering the death penalty reveals the dangers that are posed by lethal injection drugs to death row inmates, advocacy group Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty Advocacy Coordinator Marc Hyden told Sputnik on Wednesday.
"The risks are far too high especially considering the extensive ineptitude that is prevalent in the process," Hyden stated.
On Tuesday, a Montana judge ruled that one of the drugs used in death penalty lethal injections violates state law. The ruling placed a hold on all death row executions in Montana.
"This also calls into question whether taxpayers should trust the government with the flawed capital punishment system when states are unable to even concoct approved death penalty drug combinations," he pointed out.
The ruling by the Montana court demonstrates capital punishment is being phased out nationally, Equal Justice USA Communications Strategist Sarah Craft told Sputnik that on Wednesday.
"The court's ruling, telling the State [of Montana] that it must abide by its own laws, illuminates just one more piece of evidence that the death penalty is on its way out," Craft said.
On October 3, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt stopped all scheduled executions of death-row inmates because of confusion over drugs used in lethal injections.