Saturday, April 17, 2010


In 1988, Darryl Durr was sentenced to death in Ohio for raping and strangling a 16-year-old girl. Endless appeals have kept him languishing on death row for 22 years. Last year Ohio became the first state to switch from the lethal injection of three drugs to the injection of a single anesthetic.

Prison medical records apparently reveal that Durr is allergic to anesthesia. So now he is resorting to a legal maneuver, arguing that he might suffer unduly during his execution if the state is allowed to inject him with the anesthetic. Evidently no one knows for sure how he will react to the anesthesia. A doctor is now studying how the allergy might effect Durr during his execution.

In 1989, according to the Associated Press, Texas death row inmate Stephen McCoy reacted violently to the chemicals and began choking and seizing. One witness fainted, knocking over one of the other witnesses. Seems to me like justice was well served in the way McCoy croaked, the fainthearted witness notwithstanding.

As for dirtbag Durr,, hasn’t he been afforded enough appeals during his 22 year stay on death row? As far as I am concerned, the more he suffers during his execution, the better! After all, no amount of suffering by Durr will come anywhere near the suffering experienced by the young girl he raped and strangled to death.

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