Vietnam veteran Andrew Howard Brannan was executed by the state of Georgia tonight for the murder of a sheriff's deputy during a routine traffic stop. Brannan's lawyers argued that their client's death sentence should be commuted due to mental illness stemming from his years in the army, but both the Georgia Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court ruled against those appeals.
For his last meal, Brannan chose a big honking breakfast consisting of three eggs over easy, hash browns, sausage, biscuits with gravy, and pecan waffles with strawberries. To drink, Brannan asked for milk, apple juice, and decaf coffee--which was probably a wise choice, considering the problems some states have had with their lethal injection drugs lately. After all, nobody wants a bad case of the jitters when they're trying to lie down for their last nap.