Act No. 451, AN ACT abolishing the use of the garrote as a means of executing criminals hereafter condemned to death and substituting in place thereof execution by hanging
AN ACT abolishing the use of the garrote as a means of executing criminals hereafter condemned to death and substituting in place thereof execution by hanging
By authority of the United States^ be it enacted hy the Philippine
Section 1. The use of the garrote as an instrument for the execu-
tion of criminals hereafter condemned to death is hereby abolished,
except as hereinafter provided.
Sec. 2. All persons who shall hereafter be finally sentenced to incur
the death penalty, except as hereinafter provided, shall be sentenced
to be executed by being hung by the neck until dead, and shall be so
executed. The execution shall take place at the time and place and
by the persons prescribed by the existing law or by such law as may
be hereafter enacted.
Sec. 3. This Act shall not apply to pending prosecutions, nor to
prosecutions hereafter instituted for offenses heretofore committed,
punishment for which is the death penalty. As to all prosecutions
in this section named, the method of execution shall be such as is
provided by the existing Spanish law.
Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill,
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section
two of ” An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Conmiis-
sion in the enactment of laws,” passed September twenty-sixth, nine-
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, September 2, 1902.