Glad the Courts Provide so much Humanity to those who Show none to Others … Judge gives stay of execution to Obese Cult Leader Jeffrey Lundgren
What on earth is going on in this country where convicted killers, rapists and child molesters are being provided more compassion than the victims that fell prey to their crimes.
There is a reason why they call it justice and a reason why they call it the death penalty. The death penalty is given to those who with malice and forethought have no problem taking away others human rights or life. However, judges in this country in this day and age are a misguided in their sentencing and now with “stays of execution”. A while back a judge in their infinite wisdom refused to give a child molester prison time because he was too short to survive in prison.
Now U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost has delayed the execution of a former cult leader, Jeffrey Lundgren, and convicted murderer. Why you ask? Everyone better sit down and put down all sharp objects.
A convicted murderer on death row was given a stay of execution because he is obese and diabetic. Lungren and his attorney successfully argued that his condition “will put him at a greater risk for suffering during lethal injection.” Amazing how his obesity and diabetes did not prevent him from killing 5 people. So are all defense attorneys now going to tell their death row clients to over eat, get no exercise and have the preferred contraband of choice be sticks of butter?
Jeffrey Lundgren, once a self-styled prophet in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was scheduled to die Oct. 24 for the shooting deaths of his followers, Dennis and Cheryl Avery, and their three daughters, ages 7 to 13, on April 17, 1989.
Some how a bleeding heart judge thinks its perfectly ok to prevent suffering to a scumbag that had no problem providing pain and suffering to others. This is justice in 2006. Who is this judge kidding? The sedative would knock the killer out while the other cocktail would rightfully execute the convicted killer. Do we honestly care if there is a little suffering, not that there would probably be any. Maybe the good people of Ohio can petition the Governor to switch to a “firing squad”. That should be rather abrupt and painless.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost granted Lundgren’s request for intervention based on his arguments that the current lethal injection protocols are insufficient to ensure that he will not suffer “excruciating and conscious pain.”
Moreover, Lundgren’s lawyer claims that he suffers from medical conditions that would interfere with the effectiveness of the lethal cocktail and exacerbate his suffering.
Why can’t all executions happen like in Texas? Michael Johnson, death row inmate killed himself prior to his execution for a 1995 murder. Johnson left a message in blood on the prison wall, “I DIDN’T DO IT.” How many times have we heard that one?
Michael Johnson, 29, was found dead at 2:45 a.m. lying in a pool of blood after he used a makeshift metal blade to cut his jugular vein and an artery in his right arm, Texas prison spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said.
Johnson, who was set to be executed at 6 p.m., was convicted and sentenced to die for the September 10, 1995, shooting death of Jeff Wetterman, 27, during a convenience store robbery in the central Texas town of Lorena.