Post by SoulTrainOz on Jul 27, 2006 18:54:52 GMT -5
Here is the quote that I was telling you about falcon from the book that I was reading.
"FOOTNOTE: Just moments after the cyanide pellets had been dropped, the telephone call came through with the news of a last minute reprieve. But Warden thingyson decided that it was too late to stop the execution. He was heavily criticised afterwards for not doing everything in his power to save Chessman.
He could have switched on the powerful blowers in the death chamber, drawing off the gas that had generated and was still forming. He could also have told the executioner to don a gasmask, cut the straps fastening Chessman to the chair and lead him to safety.
Watchers had said that Chessman was holding his breath at the start of the execution. Will Stevens, a reporter, had prearranged a signal that the condemned man was to give if in agony. That signal came five minutes later.
So there is reason to suppose that Chessman could have been saved; and if so might well be alive today."
After reading this, makes you think that the people that are in control of an execution have way too much power over the live and death of an inmate. I mean, if a warden got a wild hair up their butt, it wouldn't matter if an inmate got a last minute stay.....they could let the execution go as planned, and say "ooopppsss"
Post by SoulTrainOz on Jul 28, 2006 23:45:02 GMT -5
Well that is what I think actually happened in this case. The warden had the opportunity to actually save Caryl's life and he chose not too!! And I believe that there is now the theory that Caryl was not actually the Red Light Bandit and he may have been an innocent man executed. Once I find the site that I looked about him, I will post it for you.