Bob Fick, former longtime Associated Press correspondent in Boise, witnessed Idaho's last execution in 1994, and shares his experience in an interview today with Boise State Public Radio's Samantha Wright; you can listen here. Fick said his lasting impression came from how quiet and antiseptic the proceeding was, compared to the crimes that Keith Eugene Wells had committed, beating two people to death with a baseball bat. “That's the thing I remember the most, is how antiseptic it was,” he told Wright. “If somebody … if their purpose was revenge, to get some measure, some pound of flesh as payback, I don't know that that method of execution would achieve that end.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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