Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Execution in Ohio
Ex-bad guy with an allergy
Here's a good one for all you death penalty foes. Serial rapist and murderer Darryl Durr was executed in Ohio yesterday for the kidnap, rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl. Durr's lawyers were arguing for a reprieve on the grounds that Durr would likely suffer a violent allergic reaction to the lethal injection.
Well, that argument didn't get far. After all, Ohio is not California, where a judge imposed a moratorium on all executions on the grounds that more study was needed to determine if the executee would "suffer pain" from the injection.
I'm not making this up, folks.
At any rate, everything went off without a hitch in Ohio. Durr did not suffer
a violent allergic reaction to the injection.
He did die, however.