According to the latest statistics, most people on death row are guilty. But, some people believe that doesn’t mean they deserve their fate. The 38-year-old death row inmate, Kenneth, had been living on death row for years when he was finally given an execution date. But instead of uttering peaceful final words, he said something that stunned everyone in the room. His victims’ family members were present at the time of his execution and while they did not get the closure they wanted, his death helped them somewhat.
Per reports, the 38-year-old death row inmate was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Dominique. He was set to be executed, along with three other inmates, in a span of eight days. This decision came about because the state’s supply of lethal injection medicine would expire soon and they wanted to get on with several executions before that date passed. As such, Kenneth was the fourth death row inmate from the state to be put to death by lethal injection before prisons ran out of the necessary medication. While Kenneth was being executed in the death chamber, Dominique’s daughter Jodie watched from a nearby room.
She said that while it did help her move on somewhat, it didn’t provide the closure she’d been hoping for. “Every time we drive down this road, he’s not here anymore,” she said about Kenneth. Nonetheless, Kenneth’s final words shocked many people in the execution chamber. After years of spending time on death row, he appeared to be ready to atone for his offenses against women. “I was more than wrong” said Kenneth in his final words. “The crime I perpetrated against you all was senseless” he continued. At least he did not die in denial of his crimes. He confessed to his senseless murders and tried to apologize to the family members of his victims who survived.
Facing reality can be difficult, but it is important, especially when someone meets their end. The inmate experienced severe convulsions as he died; his attorney afterwards demanded an inquiry into the event, describing it as horrifying to watch. “This is very disturbing, but not at all surprising, given the history of the risky sedative midazolam, which has been used in many botched executions,” stated Kenneth’s attorney, Shawn. “What’s important right now is that all the information about tonight’s execution must be meticulously documented and preserved so that we can discover exactly what happened in that execution chamber.” Dear readers, we are republishing this story in light of recent reports about an increase in botched executions.