The 7th Execution of 2011
Ohio executed Nazi madman Frank Spisak on February 17, 2011. He was executed by lethal injection at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, according Reuters. Spisak killed three people in 1983 and was known for wearing a Hitler-style mustache during his trial.
In January, the Ohio Parole Board unanimously recommended against clemency for Spisak, and Ohio Governor John R. Kasich denied a request for executive clemency earlier this month.
According to prosecutors, Spisak said he killed a black man after rebuffing his sexual advances. Spisak tried to kill another man while on a "hunting party" for black people. While on another "hunting party," Spisak killed a second black man. He killed a white man, because he believed he was a potential witness in another murder.
Spisak was the longest serving prisoner on Ohio's death row, at 27 years.
His last meal was spaghetti with light tomato sauce, salad with Italian dressing and chocolate cake for dessert, according to a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
His final statement was a recitation in the German language of seven verses from the Biblical Book of Revelation, which he had previously written out.
Spisak was the last Ohio prisoner to be executed using sodiun thiopental, which is in short supply. Hospira Inc. of Illinois said last month it would stop making the drug, bowing to European Union pressure. Ohio said it will use pentobarbital, which is often used to euthanize pets, for the scheduled execution of Johnnie Baston in March, according to Reuters.
To read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/17/us-ohio-execution-idUSTRE71G4OJ20110217?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
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