Wrongful Execution Law and Legal Definition
Wrongful execution is a miscarriage of justice occurring when an innocent person is put to death under death penalty. Wrongful execution is often taken as a topic of debates by the opponents of capital punishment. In an action for wrongful execution, actual malice, fraud, or insult on the part of the wrongdoer must be shown in order to justify an award of punitive damages. In U.S., a number of people have been announced as innocent victims of the death penalty.