The U.S. state of Georgia has delayed the execution of a convicted killer after the 'utterly terrified' man tried to commit suicide.And naturally, his lawyers have leapt on this with alacrity, claiming that trying to kill yourself is clear evidence that you don’t deserve to die…or something:
… Rhode's attorney Brian Kammer said executing him violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.Awww, my heart bleeds for h…
'He's utterly terrified and just hopeless,' said Kammer.
'He was very morose, frightened and subdued.
'This was a product of him just being in terror, of losing hope altogether.'
Oh, wait. No, it bleeds for them:
Rhode was convicted in 2000 of the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter during a burglary of their home.I guess they were pretty terrified and hopeless in their final moments too…