Been awhile since I posted one of these. I guess my Yahoo News Alerts has expired.
Speaking of expiring, Ronald Bert Smith Jr. expired last night at 11:05 p.m. Reports indicate that Smith's execution took "about 30 minutes after the procedure began…" and "required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection."
I've always flip-flopped on capital punishment between the "who are we to take a life" argument and "fuck that murderer/pedophile/both, fuckhole." It's hard to work up a lot of sympathy for a murderer who happened to "heave and cough" during his execution. Whatever he suffered it was likely less than his victim, one Casey Wilson, a store clerk in Huntsville, Alabama, who was pistol whipped by Smith prior to being shot in the head and left to die on November 8, 1994.
But I know why you're hear, you hungry ghouls. Smith, who became an Eagle Scout at 15, only to nosedive into a life of alcoholism and crime, was served a last meal of fried chicken, french fries and some unidentified "drink." Pretty standard fare. Way to go out like a commoner, Smith. Just for fun, let's say his final drink was a virgin Pink Squirrel.