Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Eric John King Executed



Arizona serves justice.

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted of killing two people in a 1989 Phoenix convenience store robbery was executed Tuesday despite last-minute arguments by his attorneys who raised questions over one of the lethal injection drugs and said they had raised "substantial doubt" about his guilt.

Eric John King's death at the state prison in Florence was the first execution in the state since October and one of the last expected to use a three-drug lethal injection cocktail.

The 47-year-old had maintained his innocence since his arrest and his lawyers fought until the last minute to get his sentence reversed or delayed.

Defense attorneys almost always portray the killer as something other than a monster that took somebodies life. Personally as long as the drug does the same thing to the perp, as the actions of perp did to the victim, then I don't care what kind of drug they use. It is a pity firing squads are no longer used.

Defense attorney Michael Burke had argued that the Department of Corrections may have engaged in fraud when it imported the sedative from Great Britain by listing it on forms as being for "animals (food processing)," not humans.  Source

Great guy this Burke is huh?

3 comments:

  1. Over twenty years to put this dog down?!?

    Ridiculous!

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