January 18, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
Having suffered a heart attack back in September, Allen had asked prison authorities to let him die if he went into cardiac arrest before his execution, a request prison officials said they would not honor.OK, what's the bet that this is a Republican speaking. Sheesh. "Sanctity of life?"
"At no point are we not going to value the sanctity of life," said prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon. "We would resuscitate him," then execute him.
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