A death row inmate from Arizona was reportedly seen advising his executioners on how to do the job right so he could be put to his death.
According to local media reports, the 66-year-old suspect named Frank Atwood passed away from lethal injection at the Florence State Prison in Arizona. But it is believed that he struggled in his death chair as those assigned to instill his death were having trouble with some basic procedures like injecting the needle into his veins.
Therefore, he had to step in and advise them on how to the job done correctly, sources explained.
The suspect was accused of killing an innocent 8-year-old girl named Vicki Hoskinson in the year 1984.
Frank was strapped to a gurney this whole time. And that’s when he knew that things weren’t going to happen if he didn’t instruct the officers on how to force the needle into his veins as they severely struggled with the very common and basic procedure.
Supreme Court Judge Elena Kagan is believed to have rejected his attorney’s request for a stay execution, 60 minutes before it was scheduled to begin.
Atwood’s attorney tried to stay his execution because they continued to argue how his spinal condition would make the entire procedure a very painful experience for him.
Meanwhile, the prosecutors held the suggestion that the accused suspect’s pain could be alleviated if they propped him up with the help of a pillow that would be placed on the gurney. This would serve as a tilting function, while they even allowed for Frank to take his pain medication with him too.
The reports of the executioners failing during their initial attempts were revealed by a news reporter belonging to the Arizona Central who sat in the observation room that was located in the prison and silently watched the men perform the task.
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