LUCASVILLE, Ohio, Nov 15, 2011 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Reginald Brooks was executed Tuesday for killing his three sons in 1982 while they slept in their East Cleveland, Ohio, home, prison officials said.
The execution by lethal injection at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville, was delayed for several hours Tuesday while a federal judge ruled on his competency. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Brooks final appeal, prison officials said
Prisons spokesman Carlo LoParo said Brooks' lawyers decided not to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.
Brooks was pronounced dead at 2:04 p.m. EST, the newspaper said. Source
This is the news story.
Here is the way the worthless turd really went out.
2:41 p.m. update: There were three of the victims’ family members and one friend who observed the execution. All of them were wearing t-shirts with the three brothers’ photos on them.
2:21 p.m. update: When asked if he had any final words, Brooks said “No.” Once the warden gave the go-ahead to inject him, Brooks stuck out his middle finger. Those who witnessed the execution gasped. As he slowly went to sleep, his middle finger stayed sticking up. Source