Wednesday, 18 January 2006 By Mr_JupiterDemonstrating its merciful Christian tendencies in matters both domestic and foreign, the U.S. oligarchy has granted peace at last to a terminally ill old man. Clarence Ray Allen, California's oldest death-row prisoner, was slain by lethal injection just minutes after his 76th birthday.
The frail Allen was blind, deaf, unable to walk and suffered a near fatal heart attack in September only to be revived and returned to death row by his thoughtful saviours.
The other night he received three injections, then an extra dose of potassium chloride, the lethal chemical that eventually stopped his heart.
Allen was the second oldest inmate executed in the USA since capital punishment resumed nearly 30 years ago in that giddy, myopic nation.
A 77-year-old was executed in Mississippi just last month.
Well, I guess it beats getting decapitated by a sword... or blown to smithereens by a surgical strike.