Ohio Governor Ted Strickland on Monday postponed until March 16 the execution of a killer who took an overdose of pills in his cell and was found unconscious just hours before he was to be driven to his execution. The man, Lawrence Reynolds Jr., 43, who was sentenced to die for killing his neighbor in 1994, was found unconscious around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown.Ah, one of the little ironies of capital punishment. An inmate violates the suicide prevention protocols so the staff then engages in life-saving measures, reviving the inmate and transporting him to the local hospital. Why?
So he'll be alive when the date comes around to kill him. Certainly you don't think we'd allow the inmate to short-circuit the process, do you?
I love Ohio.