CINCINNATI (AP) — A double murderer who says he’s too fat to be executed humanely has passed a pre-execution exam and is cleared to receive a lethal injection today.
The good news for the victims’ families is that the Ohio Board of Parole and Gov. Ted Strickland have refused pleas for clemency.
The bad news is we still have this stupid philosophy in this country that people facing execution are entitled to their favorite meal just prior to paying the ultimate price. According to the Associated Press: “Cooey dined Monday evening on the special meal he ordered, including T-bone steak with A-1 sauce, onion rings, french fries, four eggs over easy, toast with butter, hash browns, a pint of rocky road ice cream, a Mountain Dew soft drink and bear claw pastries.”
That’s a nice message to send, isn’t it?
My heart goes out to the victims’ families. At least now, you’ll hopefully have a bit more peace by not having to hear about this guy anymore.