Arkansas has executed its fourth death-row inmate this month.
Kenneth Williams was sentenced to death after he escaped from prison, where he was already serving one life sentence for murder, and then killed another man.
Attorneys for Williams made the usual last minute attempts to halt the execution which proved unsuccessful. The majority of people in Arkansas supported the death penalty and had little sympathy for Williams.
There were the usual complaints that poor Mr. Williams suffered pain during his execution, according to a report in The Washington Post, but those were dismissed by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
I see no reason for any investigation other than the routine review that is done after every execution. I was satisfied with the information that I received, and I see nothing that draws questions that would justify anything more than a routine review.
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Hutchinson had hoped that the state could carry out eight pending executions during April, but various courts have pushed the other four back for another month or two.