Saturday, September 25, 2010

Suicidal Inmate's Execution Postponed, Again

According to the Associated Press, convicted killer Brandon Joseph Rhode, who attempted suicide with a razor blade shortly before his initial execution has had his execution postponed for a third time. He is now scheduled for execution on Monday, September 27th at 7 p.m..

Rhode was convicted in 2000 of killing a father and two children during a burglary of their central Georgia home. Rhode slashed his throat and elbows hours before his Tuesday execution date, requiring hospitalization.

Originally his execution was rescheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. Correction officials pushed the execution back to 7 p.m. amid ongoing court appeals. Late Friday, Georgia's Supreme Court ordered a postponement until after 4 p.m. Monday — prompting prison officials to announce a 7p.m. execution that day.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay late Friday without comment in a brief statement.

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