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Old 09-22-2009, 06:58 PM
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Default Botched execution may save death row inmate's life


Dying in Vein

Is subjecting an inmate to a failed execution cruel and unusual punishment?

By Krista Gesaman | Newsweek Web Exclusive
Sep 21, 2009

Can a vein save a convicted killer? It the case of Romell Broom—it might. Broom was sentenced to death for raping and murdering 14-year-old Tryna Middleton on Sept. 21, 1984. Broom isn't supposed to be alive to witness the 25th anniversary of Middleton's death—but he is. Last Tuesday, the execution team at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility spent several hours trying unsuccessfully to find a viable vein for a lethal injection. Now, Ohio is faced with the difficult task of determining whether it can try to execute Broom a second time, after it botched the first attempt.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:46 PM
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i live 20 minutes from that prison, and it was in our local papers. it was horrible, the way they kept trying and trying to get a vein, from the way the article read.
although, i think what he did to get in prison was way more horrible.
sad, that two people will be losing thier lives in the end result of that.
i think they will still execute him though. my ex boyfriends dad works at lucasville prison and has for over 20 years and just talked to him recently, he told me they still plan to execute him.
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the whole incident is a sad commentary on the state of humanity. Mr. Broome did wrong, the state is doing wrong - what a mess.

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