Judge Says Pennsylvania Must Allow Full View of Prisoner Execution

A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Harrisburg Patriot-News, barring state officials from using curtains or other methods to prevent full view of the execution of a prisoner on Thursday. Hubert Michael—a 56-year-old man who pleaded guilty to the 1993 murder of a teenage girl in York—is scheduled to be the first person executed in Pennsylvania in 13 years. A spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections says that officials are still deciding whether or not they’ll appeal the ruling. [Philly.com]