Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cheating the Hangman

I am surprised that someone, especially on death row, wasn't watched more closely.

How did he manage to hoard the medications?

But the again many will say who cares?  He did what the State was going to do him anyway.

They may have a point there.

Teacher's killer wrote of dying
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News 

Ronnie Joe Neal's timing just happened to be perfect.

“By the time you receive this letter I will be dead,” reads a note the convicted murderer's sister, Debra Blount, received by mail Saturday, just hours after Neal was found dead in his death row cell at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston.

Blount, 42, and other relatives believe Neal, 39, hoarded medication he took for ailments including blood pressure, knee problems and HIV, then overdosed sometime late Friday.

John Moriarty, inspector general of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said his agency isn't ruling out suicide.

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