LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has executed a man who shot and killed a Toledo shopkeeper during a 1993 robbery, successfully using its new one-drug lethal injection method for the second time.
Thirty-seven-year-old Vernon Smith was pronounced dead at 10:28 a.m. Thursday, eight minutes after the single dose of sodium thiopental began flowing at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.
That was faster than the 10 minutes it took for Ohio killer Kenneth Biros to die during the nation's first execution with the one-drug method last month. Experts had predicted the method would result in more drawn out executions.
Smith had changed his name to Abdullah Shariff Kaazim Mahdi after he was arrested. FoxToledo
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Vernon Smith Executed
This monkey changed his name to Abdullah Shariff Kaazim Mahdi after he was apprehended. Being executed was the best thing that could have happened to this turd.
Where are the Photo credits?
I find most the images uncredited on random sites, but I will add credits if someone lets me know who the has the rights to the image.