Oregon Death row inmate insists on execution




SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Death row inmate Gary Haugen says he’s insulted by an attempt to call off his execution so he can have a mental examination.

Haugen told the Statesman Journal that he wants no one to spare his life and doubts the governor will stop the lethal injection scheduled for Aug. 16. It would be Oregon’s first execution in 14 years.

In an interview Wednesday, Haugen said he’s sacrificing himself to protest what he calls the hypocrisy of the justice system and the arbitrary and vindictive nature of the death penalty.

Haugen is sentenced to die for killing a fellow penitentiary inmate in 2003 while Hugen was serving time for killing the mother of his former girlfriend.


Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com