For some people, the choice to have someone end your life when you are going to die anyway is a completely reasonable decision. In the eyes of others, there is a line that can be crossed over into cruel and unusual punishment. If you’re already slated to die, why not at least give you the dignity to make the decision yourself? Some would argue it is similar to physician-assisted suicide, and in some ways, it is. A choice like this would warrant some much needed thought from all parties involved. Convicted killer Gary Haugen is now faced with such a choice, and it is definitely easier said than done.
Death row inmate fights for control of execution