US execution condemned as cruel. Should this case end the debate on the death penalty in UK? #BBCNolan

Jan 27, 2014, 10:24 AM

**Warning - some may find audio upsetting**. State authorities in Ohio have been accused of cruelty and inhumanity after they used an experimental lethal cocktail to execute a convicted murderer. It took more than 15 minutes for the man to suffocate to death. We should warn you, you may find what you're about to hear upsetting.

There have been calls from some quarters to reintroduce the death penalty in the UK. Should this horrific case in America end any hopes of that happening?

Commentators Charlie Woolf and Kate Smurthwaite debate