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The Georgia Supreme Court has delayed tonight's execution of Brandon Rhode, who tried to kill himself Tuesday morning. It has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, according to the state Department of Corrections.
http://www.ajc.com/news/execution-delayed-for-death-618295.html

We have to wait to kill him because he tried to kill himself. My head itches from scratching so hard. Why not just give him some tips and let him have another go at it?!?!
 

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The Georgia Supreme Court has delayed tonight's execution of Brandon Rhode, who tried to kill himself Tuesday morning. It has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, according to the state Department of Corrections.
http://www.ajc.com/news/execution-delayed-for-death-618295.html

We have to wait to kill him because he tried to kill himself. My head itches from scratching so hard. Why not just give him some tips and let him have another go at it?!?!
This just blows my mind! Reminds me of the Ron white skit about Texas and the death penalty...
 

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Rhode's attorney, Brian Kammer, filed a motion for an emergency stay after learning of his client's suicide attempt, arguing "Mr. Rhode is incompetent to be executed and his execution would violate the Eighth Amendment."
Since when is anyone too dumb to die. It happens every day. Hey y'all watch this......... :shakehead:
 

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I was involved with several executions when working with Corrections, this is far from the most insane reason from stopping an execution. In the mid 90s one was stopped because we got dinner while waiting. The judge stated it could be construed as a celebration.
 

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Political correctness run a muck.
 

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I'm all for the death penalty being carried out on him, as he murdered three people in the course of a home invasion. But y'all do know they had to delay the execution in order to treat him, in case there was a stay or reprieve that might possibly occur for some other reason. Wouldn't look good for them to let him suffer and die just as the governor or courts communted his sentence to life in prison. Not saying that I agree with the delay, but that's our current system.
 

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Poor guy, he fails at life and death. Maybe he'll steal someone's shoelaces and give it another go to try and save face. Or just wait until the State finally gets their chance... they're pretty good at making sure executions work the first time around.
 

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Poor guy, he fails at life and death. Maybe he'll steal someone's shoelaces and give it another go to try and save face. Or just wait until the State finally gets their chance... they're pretty good at making sure executions work the first time around.
Ahhhh no....I have seen it take two trys with the state's last means of execution.
 

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I'm all for the death penalty being carried out on him, as he murdered three people in the course of a home invasion. But y'all do know they had to delay the execution in order to treat him, in case there was a stay or reprieve that might possibly occur for some other reason. Wouldn't look good for them to let him suffer and die just as the governor or courts communted his sentence to life in prison. Not saying that I agree with the delay, but that's our current system.
It is why I am for execution squads. I have no recollection of a botched execution of 7-12 marksmen shooting a SOB at 15 feet direct in the heart.

Hanging can fail. Lethal injection can fail. Gas can fail. Electric chair can fail. But 6 to 11 bullets (one is always a blank) placed in the chest won't fail.

Thank you
P.S.: I volunteer to use my Kabar knife on him. I won't fail. I'll even give him the choice: the ribs or the brain.
 

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Our current approach to the death penalty is a waste of time and money. :screwy: We need to get our act together or just forget it.
 

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Phil1979 said:
I'm all for the death penalty being carried out on him, as he murdered three people in the course of a home invasion. But y'all do know they had to delay the execution in order to treat him, in case there was a stay or reprieve that might possibly occur for some other reason. Wouldn't look good for them to let him suffer and die just as the governor or courts communted his sentence to life in prison. Not saying that I agree with the delay, but that's our current system.
They could of treated him up until the execution, If a stay was issued, then they could of resumed treating him. No reason to delay the execution.
 

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Ahhhh no....I have seen it take two trys with the state's last means of execution.
Sure. I've heard of people who survived sticking the business end of a shotgun in their mouth and pulling the trigger. Rare, but it happens. Usually it's a very effective method of killing someone, like State executions.

If you happen to be the victim of a botched job on either of those methods, then it definitely sucks to be you, but the second try will most likely do the trick.
 

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It is a good thing that he did not succeed. They may have commuted his sentence :help: .
 

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I was about to start a separate post about this. Glad to find it is already being discussed.

ATLANTA â€" Georgia authorities are trying for the third time in a week to put to death a convicted killer who attempted suicide with a razor blade hours before his initial execution date.

Brandon Joseph Rhode is set to die at 7 p.m. Monday.....
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... QD9IG78AG1

I will only add....

Brandon Joseph Rhode was sentenced to die for the murders of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin during their burglary of their Jones County home. His co-conspirator, Daniel Lucas, was also sentenced to death in a separate trial and he remains on death row.

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While Rhode and Lucas were ransacking the home searching for valuables, eleven-year-old Bryan Moss arrived, observed Rhode and Lucas through a front window, and entered through a back door, armed with a baseball bat. Rhode and Lucas subdued Bryan at gunpoint, sat him in a chair, and began discussing what to do with him. Lucas turned and fired at the boy, inflicting a non-fatal shoulder wound. As Kristin Moss was approaching the house, Lucas took Bryan into a back bedroom. Rhode met Kristin as she arrived, sat her in a chair, and shot her twice with a .357 caliber pistol. Lucas repeatedly shot Bryan in the face with a .25 caliber pistol. Rhode later shot Steven Moss with the .357 caliber pistol when Steven arrived. Finally, Lucas obtained a .22 caliber pistol from Rhode's automobile and shot Bryan and Kristin again.
http://www.prodeathpenalty.com/Pending/10/sep10.htm

Throw him a rope, turn off the cameras, and go get a cup of coffee. Problem solved. Why is there any question here?
 

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Throw him a rope, turn off the cameras, and go get a cup of coffee. Problem solved. Why is there any question here?
How about put the rope around his neck, leave the cameras on and kick the chair out from under him. Maybe that would make some of the other thugs think twice.
 

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WHY THE VICTIMS DIED:
....Rhode and Lucas were ransacking the Moss' home in search of valuables in April 1998
when Bryan Moss saw them through a front window,
and entered through a back door armed with a baseball bat, prosecutors said.
They said Moss and his son and daughter were shot to death.


I think I read somewhere that one of the guns used in the murder was a gun stored loaded by the victims at their own home.

LESSSONS TO LEARN:

1--If you think there are burglars in your home, and you have your family with you, don't be a hero and risk all your lives.
Back off, take cover, and call 911.

2-- Don't take on a group of burglars with a baseball bat. Assume all burglars have guns, especially when YOU left them YOUR GUNS in the house, unattended, not locked up or disabled !!!

3-- Don't leave loaded guns around the house for intruders to steal and use against you, or against the cops who might chase them after they leave your home.
 
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