Monday, March 08, 2010

Murderer Lawrence Reynolds Jr. tried to opt out of his own execution

Scumbag tries to cheat his own execution.That just will not do. He received a fair trial and now get his proper execution about seven days later.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Ted Strickland on Monday postponed the execution of a convicted killer who managed to take an overdose of pills in his death row cell and was found unconscious just hours before he was to be driven to his execution.

Lawrence Reynolds Jr., 43, who was sentenced to die for killing his neighbor in 1994, was found unconscious around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown, prisons spokeswoman Julie Walburn said. He was alone in his cell on death row, she said.

Reynolds, who was scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday, was showing signs of consciousness Monday at a Youngstown hospital, but medical staff weren't prepared to release him, Walburn said. He was upgraded from serious to stable condition.

The inmate managed to take the pills despite being under a death watch — routine for inmates 72 hours away from being executed — and frequent monitoring by prison guards, Walburn said. She did not say what kind of pills they were or how he got them, and an investigation is under way.

She declined to call it a suicide attempt. Strickland issued a seven-day reprieve and rescheduled the execution for March 16.  SOURCE

He does not look like the criminal mastermind type either but he did get the pills from somewhere.

What is seven more days after a fourteen year wait anyway?

1 comment:

  1. Well I guess after you kill a person, its easier to take your own life than die by the hand of the law. Coward all the way!
    Thansk for sharing that!


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