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September 28, 2010

Georgia completes (eventful?) execution of suicidal triple murderer

As detailed in this AP story, after some more delays and difficulties, Georgia was finally able to complete the execution of a triple murderer late last night.  Here are some of the details:

A Georgia prisoner who tried to kill himself last week by slashing his arms and throat with a razor blade was executed Monday night amid heightened security for the 1998 murders of a trucking company owner and his two children.

Brandon Joseph Rhode, 31, was put to death by injection at the state prison in Jackson. He was pronounced dead at 10:16 p.m. Rhode declined to speak any last words or have a final prayer....

Rhode's execution had been set for 7 p.m. but was pushed back several hours as corrections officials waited for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide on his plea for a stay of execution. The court rejected appeals later that night.

Medics then tried for about 30 minutes to find a vein to inject the three-drug concoction. The prisoner's eyes darted around the room before the lethal mixture began coursing through his veins. Within minutes he was staring blankly at the ceiling of the death chamber. Moments before Rhode was pronounced dead he turned his head, exposing a bandage over the part of his neck he slashed....

Rhode had initially been scheduled to be put to death Sept. 21, but the Georgia Supreme Court postponed the execution after Rhode was rushed to the hospital that day following a suicide attempt.

Rhode was stabilized at a local hospital and placed in a restraining chair to prevent him from removing the sutures from his neck or doing any other harm to himself, state attorneys said. Defense attorney Brian Kammer countered that Rhode was put in a "torture chair" and subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.

"He has been subjected to the surreal and incomprehensible: Heroic measures taken to stabilize his life by the prison staff that would then execute him," Kammer said in one court filing.

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The idea that know nothing, and proud of it, ghastly person, Washington fop, Ivy grad, criminal cult hierarchy, dumbasses on the Supreme Court have to pass off on every execution by a state is offensive. This criminal sentence is an internal state matter. The state is the parent of the nation, the federal government is the child of the state government. It is the states that should be approving federal acts via their elected representatives. The sole reason for this sick reversal of roles is Army Airborne. It has no validity outside of federal dictatorial violence. It has no more logic nor legal basis than a permission for an execution in Singapore.

The AP is a biased, left wing propaganda organ. It allowed the defense lawyer's rant without balance by graphic descriptions and pictures of the murder victims, and asking for the careful anesthesia techniques employed by the murderer prior to his death penalty procedures carried out on the victims.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Sep 28, 2010 9:37:08 AM

bello schifo

Posted by: claudio giusti, italia | Sep 28, 2010 11:31:09 AM

Per me non è mica bello schifo, è bello giusto.

Posted by: alpino | Sep 28, 2010 1:00:43 PM

We can't get our revenge if he kills himself! Put him on suicide watch to make sure WE get the chance to kill him!!! VENGEANCE truly accomplished in this case! We should all be so proud!

Posted by: neanderthal | Sep 28, 2010 3:18:02 PM

Neanderthal: Suicide should be encouraged, enabled, and smoothed out for all violent repeat offenders. They should have a great meal, a visit from a hooker, time with family, and pastor for quiet contemplation. Then they should be offered something nice like a cocaine amphetamine heroin injection so they go out high. If that fails or the do not carry out their promised suicide, guards should be authorized to shoot, as justified by consent.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Sep 28, 2010 7:22:33 PM

Georgia has the lowest high school graduation rate in the nation at 54%. Thank God they are spending their resources wisely.

Posted by: T.O. | Sep 29, 2010 7:15:32 AM

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

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