"If the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is going to take the irrevocable step of executing a human being, its capital sentencing system must be infallible. Pennsylania's system is riddled with flaws, making it error prone, expensive, and anything but infallible."
If a majority of the Court is willing to allow a man to be killed while his case is currently pending before the justices, that is not a good sign that there are five votes to halt Oklahoma’s execution practices.
In the mid-1980s, according to Panetti's wife, he became "convinced the devil had possessed their home and that, in an effort to cleanse their surroundings . . . buried a number of valuables next to the house and engaged in other rituals."