1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Too fat for the death penalty (No, not another Charlie Weis thread)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Montezuma's Revenge, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Paging Starman ...


    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 18) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the Oct. 24 execution of cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren to allow him to join a lawsuit filed by five other death row inmates challenging the state's use of lethal injection.
    In his request to join the lawsuit, Lundgren, 56, said he is at even greater risk of experiencing pain and suffering during the procedure than other inmates because he is overweight and diabetic.

    Similar lawsuits filed in several states have led to the halting of executions in Missouri, Delaware and New Jersey. Opponents have argued that the use of the lethal injection is unconstitutionally cruel and painful and that the procedure is often carried out without specifically trained medical personnel present.

    But Ohio's method of lethal injection came under national scrutiny by death penalty opponents in May after problems slowed the execution of another inmate who was a former intravenous drug user and the vein the execution team chose collapsed as the chemicals started flowing.
  2. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    He's also too fat to be broken on the wheel. Pity.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Just have a forklift ready to haul off the carcass. Sweet dreams, Lundgren. ;)
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Unfuckinbelievable. Did he happen to ask the people he killed if they were in pain?

    A poster child for what's wrong with our legal system, when a death row inmate can file a frivilous lawsuit and waste taxpayer time and money like this.

    Howzabout we start giving people the choice for method of death? No problem with that. Let the douchebags pick how they get snuffed. And then just do it.
  5. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Death by Twinkies?
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    That's an idea. Feed him twinkies until his stomach explodes. He'll never want to taste that gooey, sugary cream again. And lucky for him, he won't.
  7. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    I think I would choose old age.
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    And don't let them sit on death row for 20 years.
  9. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Well, if he's really that fat, he's probably going to die pretty soon anyway.
  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Anything that stops state sanctioned murder is OK by me.
  12. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    In Texas, it looks like one death row inmate got a little impatient:

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page