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07-12-07, 05:20 PM #1
Elijah Page Executed
Elijah Page Executed
Story Published: Jul 11, 2007 at 11:33 PM CDT
Story Updated: Jul 12, 2007 at 9:23 AM CDT
By Associated Press
25 year-old Elijah Page was put to death by lethal injection in the South Dakota Penitentiary Wednesday night.
He declined to give a final statement as he lay on a gurney with IV's in both arms. Page, originally from Texas, was pronounced dead at 10:11
He pleaded guilty to killing Chester Allan Poage and was sentenced to death by a judge.
Page gave up his court appeals and requested to be put to death.
His execution was scheduled last August, but then postponed by
the governor over concerns about a conflict in the law over how
many drugs could be administered. The Legislature this year cleared
up that confusion, clearing the way for the state's first execution
in 60 years.What I say is my opinion, not my employers or that of my academic institution.
07-12-07, 05:36 PM #2
South Dakota Holds First Execution In Decades
(AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A 25-year-old man was executed by lethal injection Wednesday for the torture and slaying of a teenager who was forced to drink hydrochloric acid during a robbery of his home. It was the state's first execution in 60 years.
Elijah Page gave up his appeals and asked to die for the 2000 murder of Chester Allan Poage, 19, who was also stabbed, kicked and bashed with large rocks in a torture session that lasted two to three hours.
Page, of Athens, Texas, died at 10:11 p.m. from a lethal injection administered at the South Dakota State Penitentiary.
He had no last words, warden Doug Weber said.
Gov. Mike Rounds postponed Page's execution last year over concerns that a 1984 state law requiring the use of a two-drug mixture could put prison officials at legal risk if they instead administered a three-drug combination that is now the standard.
State lawmakers amended the law to allow prison officials to use whatever lethal injection mixture they choose, clearing the way for the executions of Page and the state's three other death row inmates to proceed.
Death penalty protesters gathered outside the penitentiary, displaying signs with sayings such as "Choose life for Page" and "End the death penalty."
Two death penalty supporters' signs said "Justice" and "Remember Chester."
Full article: http://wbztv.com/topstories/topstori...193012159.html
Death by injection was far too easy for this genetic waste of space. Seems to me that he should have been subjected to the same torture he inflicted upon his victim first... Of course, the American Criminal Liberties Union would see that as cruel and unusual punishment.The true measure of your character is what you choose to do when you think no one is looking.
07-12-07, 05:39 PM #3GrasshopperVerified LEO
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I am still confused by the application of the death penalty in the US. One bullet is cheaper, faster and more reliable than any other means used.And Shepards we shall be,
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07-12-07, 06:45 PM #4
Cuffs and Con I could not agree with you more!What I say is my opinion, not my employers or that of my academic institution.
07-12-07, 08:10 PM #5
Have them kneel heads forward and one bullet perfectly good enough for an execution and quick as well no slip up with how much should the drug dosage be or any other crap.One bullet bang and goodbye to the world.Public conscience message board
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07-12-07, 08:11 PM #6
You betcha!Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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07-12-07, 09:14 PM #725 year-old Elijah Page was put to death by lethal injection in the South Dakota Penitentiary Wednesday night.
And there's still nothing on the damned TV...
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That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
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