I just watched tonight 7/5/99 on A&E’s Investigative Reports the story of Sean Richard Sellers who was convicted of a killing three people and given the death penalty. After the lethal injection was carried out, by law, Oklahoma requires an autopsy. His body was taken to a local hospital and examined and the cause of death was labeled a homicide. Now, this perplexes me.
Why homocide? Wouldn’t they (the law and technically speaking) by law have to open an investigation to arrest this man’s killer and put him/her on trial and call in witnesses, the ones who watched him die? Why not have on the coroners report for Cause of Death: Lethal Injection administed by the Public or Halls of Justice , or something similar.