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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Death Penalty and the Culture of Life

CNN.com - Death row elder needed 2 injections - Jan 18, 2006:

"Having suffered a heart attack back in September, Allen had asked prison authorities to let him die if he went into cardiac arrest before his execution, a request prison officials said they would not honor.

'At no point are we not going to value the sanctity of life,' said prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon. 'We would resuscitate him,' then execute him.

But the barrel-chested prisoner's heart was strong to the end: Doctors had to administer a second shot of potassium chloride to stop it.

I think the statement speaks for itself.

2 Comments:

I invite you to come over to my blog as i just posed on the death penalty two days ago!adrianne

By Blogger Adrianne, at 1:26 AM  

20 years in jail plus a botched 'lethal' injection is no good. Should be 5 years plus guillotine; that should bypass any heart issues!

By Blogger Evil Sandmich, at 9:50 AM  

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