Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Inmate too fat for execution?

You've got to be fucking kidding me.

This inmate here in Ohio, given the death penalty for the rape and murder of two women over 20 years ago, has twice avoided execution. The first time (five years ago) because they would have difficulty finding his veins. A problem which has been made worse by the weight he has gained since then.

And I quote, "All of the experts agree if the first drug doesn't work, the execution is going to be excruciating,"

Um...so? I say GOOD. Call me a heartless bitch, but let him fucking die in agony.

9 comments:

5150Wife said...

You have GOT to be kidding me!

The Dispatcher and Her Officer said...

Ok, can I just say gas chamber, hanging, or firing squad??? We like our executions to be clean and sterile, and what the criminals need is a little shock and awe!!!!

FroneAmy said...

Yeah. If he's too fat for injection, he's too fat to be hung. Not to mention I think there's only four or five states that allow hanging anymore. I really don't understand why it has to be so complicated, though. The death penalty system here in the states is a mess, and this is just more proof.

kvegas911 said...

I was a paramedic for ten years. Most of us can throw a dart across a room and hit a vein on a junkie. Get the hell out of the way and we'll just take care of it. And just reuse the damn needles, too, it's not like it matters. These executions are cleaner than 97% of ER's around the country.

Mrs. "Smith" said...

Yep.clierril

Mrs. "Smith" said...

^ Oops.

Officer "Smith" said...

That's why we need to bring back the electric chair. When you fry 'em the fat just cooks right off.

That's pretty nasty now that I think about it.

Lugosi said...

This raises an interesting question: As Americans become more and more overweight, what effect will that have on execution rates?

On the other hand, unless you're morbidly obese yourself, you can always outrun the fat guys with chainsaws.

Me said...

So he might feel a bit of pain...
Well until it exceeds that felt by his victims, color me insensitive.

And if he's really too fat to stick, why don't we just roll his ass off some high roof and see how high we can get him to bounce? I think we can all agree that he won't feel a thing and the rest of us will at least be amused.