Death Row Inmate Waits 2 1/2 Hours As Executioner Searches For Vein

September 16, 2009

Ohio (ChattahBox) – A story out of Ohio has shown what can go wrong when executions are not properly prepared for, in a perfect example of the cruel and unusual nature of lethal injection.

Romell Broom was scheduled to be executed at 10 AM. Two and a half hours later and he was still being pocked and prodded as executioners attempted to find a vein.

Not only did he submit to the mental and emotional agony of the botched execution, but he finally snapped and tried to find the vein himself, in an attempt to end the horror. Witnesses described the 53-year-old sobbing through most of the event.

Eventually the prison lawyer pointed out that laws had been violated, given the fact that prisoners could not be subjected to ‘cruel and unusual punishments’.

Because of this, Broom was given a week long stay of execution, until the prison tries once again.

For his sake I hope they manage to get it right.

Broom was sentenced to death in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl that he kidnapped at knife point in the mid 80’s.



3 Responses to “Death Row Inmate Waits 2 1/2 Hours As Executioner Searches For Vein”

  1. Old Man Dotes on September 16th, 2009 4:45 pm

    I’m not a big fan of the death penalty on the whole, but was 2 1/2 hours of being poked with a needle worse than what this animal did to his 14-year-old victim – who *IS* dead?

  2. ebony Morrison on September 16th, 2009 9:23 pm

    I agree with you. Im currently a law student and sometimes you want to feel sorry for these guys but im pretty sure that the victim in this case suffered more than he will ever suffer.

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