Ga. executes suicidal inmate after delaysA Georgia prisoner who tried to kill himself last week by slashing his arms and throat with a razor blade has been executed.
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prisoner who tried to kill himself last week by slashing his arms and throat with a razor blade has been executed.
Brandon Joseph Rhode was put to death Monday night by lethal injection at the state prison at Jackson. The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at 10:16 p.m. by prison officials.
The U.S. Supreme Court had earlier denied an appeal claiming that Rhode was subjected to inhumane treatment and was not mentally competent to be executed. The nation's high court on Monday rejected pleas for a stay.
Rhode was sentenced to die for the 1998 killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin during a burglary.
His execution was pushed back several times after his Sept. 21 suicide attempt.