Thursday, March 13, 2003

March 13, 2003

Bama on the board...

Last Meal: fried catfish, potato logs, cole slaw, hush puppies, salad and water.

The skinny: Thompson was executed for the murder of store clerk who was abducted, forced into a well and shot to death. The clerk had been working at the convenience store about three weeks when she was robbed and forced into a car trunk. He made her get into a well and then shot into the well until he ran out of ammunition. Then he drove to pick up his girlfriend, obtained more ammunition, and fired seven or eight more shots into the well to make sure the victim was dead.

No vein, no pain Thompson was pronounced dead at 7 p.m., an hour after his execution was scheduled. A prisons spokesman said the procedure didn't begin until 6:37 p.m. because doctors couldn't find a vein where they could insert the IV.

Final words and such: Thompson made no final statement, but mouthed the words "I love you" to a friend,

Factoid: Thompson is the first execution in Alabama this year. He is the second Alabama inmate executed by injection since the state made injection its primary method of execution last year.