This week in 2007

June 6th, 2013 by admin

“Yes, boy, I could sure go for some beef stew and a chicken bone. That’s it.”

— Chris Newton, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Ohio.
Executed May 24, 2007

Newton murdered fellow prison inmate Jason Brewer over chess. “He kept giving up,” said Newton. “Every time I put him in check, he’d give up and want to start a new game . . . I just got tired of it.” At 265 pounds, Newton proved to be difficult to execute: it took two hours and ten needle sticks before the proper veins were found.

During the delay, Newton talked and laughed with the staff; he was even given a bathroom break.

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