Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Double Irony

An inmate in Ohio was scheduled to be put to put to death by a lethal injection of drugs in a few hours. How does he respond? He tries to commit suicide by a lethal overdose. How does the state respond? They save his life and put him on suicide watch. He execution has been rescheduled for next week. This inmate wants to die to keep the state from killing him and the state wants to keep him alive so they can put him to death. Oh, the irony.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Officials say an Ohio inmate who intentionally overdosed on pills hours before his scheduled execution has returned to prison and is on suicide watch.

Prisons spokeswoman Julie Walburn says 43-year-old Lawrence Reynolds Jr., ...

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