Definition - What does Executed mean?

Executed means to be put to death as a consequence for committing a serious crime. Execution forms include electrocution, lethal injection, firing squad, gas chamber, and hanging. Each state in the U.S. has its own policies regarding execution. As it is an extreme form of punishment, it is reserved for only the worst capital offenses.

Justipedia explains Executed

To be executed is to be put to death as a legal consequence for heinous crimes. There is debate around the ethics of death sentences. Some states have abolished the death penalty. There is also debate about the best method for carrying out the sentence. Each state chooses its primary method. Some crimes that can be punished by execution in certain areas of the United States include first degree murder, airplane hijacking, and treason. Each state also decides which crimes are punishable by death.

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