Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Threadgill: No Deal, No Appeal, No Special Last Meal

Ronnie Threadgill, executed today by the state of Texas for committing a murder during a carjacking, just couldn't catch a break. First his lawyers failed to argue their way out of a death sentence during Threadgill's trial. Then the US Supreme Court denied a last-minute appeal based on the claim that those same lawyers didn't do a proper job defending their client. And to top it all off, Threadgill was executed in a state that did away with special last meals back in 2011. That means for his last meal, Threadgill was served the same food as everyone else in his unit: baked chicken, mashed potatoes with country gravy, mixed vegetables, sweet peas, and bread, with punch, lemonade, tea, and water to drink.

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