Suicidal Georgia Death Row Inmate Gets Delay

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - The Supreme Court of Georgia has again delayed
the execution of a prisoner convicted of three 1998 slayings who
attempted suicide hours before he was initially set to be put to
Brandon Joseph Rhode, 31, already had his execution delayed
twice after his suicide attempt. It was first pushed back until
Friday at 9 a.m. and then delayed again until Friday at 7 p.m. so
courts could deal with pending litigation.
Friday, the court granted a stay until Monday, at 4 p.m.
Rhode was sentenced to die in 2000 for the killings of Steven
Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter
Kristin during the burglary of their Jones County home.
Defense attorney Brian Kammer had asked the Supreme Court for
more time to determine whether Rhode is competent to be executed.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous Location: tallahassee on Sep 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM
    They should stop him. They should also give him a date, walk him into the room and then turn around and tell him "oh, today is not your day" and take him back to his cell. Do this 4 or 5 times. Then one day tell him it is exercise time, walk him to the room and kill him. Remember the fear and horror those people had that he killed? He deserves the same in not knowing when he will die.
  • by Amy Location: cairo on Sep 25, 2010 at 07:45 AM
    Let him save us the dime and let him do it himself.
  • by Amber Location: Georgia on Sep 25, 2010 at 07:24 AM
    Oh smooth, he tries to kill himself for some reason he doesn't succeed, now his lawyer is questioning the courts on whether is his competent in dying. That sounds like someone is trying to plea insanity so that they don't have to die. Whatever, just fry the murderer and get it over with, or save some money and just put a bullet in his head and get it over with, I mean this man has lived long enough, just do it already!
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Sep 24, 2010 at 08:17 PM
    Kind of weird, isn't it? The man is scheduled to die at the hands of the state, but that is delayed because he tried to kill himself.
  • by Renee Location: Tallahassee on Sep 24, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    Wouldn't it have saved us a few tax dollars if he did it himeself? Gosh, how stupid is the government anyway? Wait! Don't answer that.
  • by Really? on Sep 24, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    Let me get this straight. They intervened with the suicide and delayed the execution so that they could be the ones to put him to death?
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