Kansas has not executed an inmate on death row for nearly 50 years.
The botched procedure in Oklahoma has some questioning the death penalty all together.
Kansas First News Political Analyst Dr. Bob Beatty says in the long run it could affect the future of the state’s law.
“I think there could be a long term affect because there seems to be so many factors against the death penalty that have been argued in Kansas over the years and the Kansas coalition against the death penalty and it has been gaining momentum and along with an anti-death penalty governor those things could all add up so that next year or the year after you could have a real strong push to get rid of the death penalty in Kansas.”
Beatty says if legislators were to get rid of the death penalty in Kansas, the governor would likely sign the bill.