Wednesday, 13 November 2013
I have stated on many occasions on my radio show that I support capital punishment, but in this case I believe that the eventual execution is almost as cruel as the original crime itself. Why? Because of the length of time on death row, almost 19 years, before being walked to the execution chamber. 19 years!!!!!! A Florida inmate, sentenced to death for raping and murdering an aspiring artist in 1991, was executed this evening. Darius Kimbrough, who was 18 when he broke into Denise Collins' apartment and assaulted her as she slept, was pronounced dead at 6.18pm after being given a lethal injection. In the hours before his execution - the second in Florida using a new lethal cocktail of drugs - Kimbrough was visited by family and friends. The 40-year-old, who was convicted in 1994 for the brutal attack, requested a final meal of fatty foods, most of which he ate before 9.45am. His final meal request included two slices of pizza, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, chicken gizzards, chocolate chip ice cream and fruit punch. His mother, a chaplain, three aunts and a cousin were among his final visitors, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jessica Cary told the Orlando Sentinel.