In response to the recent lethal injection fiasco the state has taken the unusual step of using convicted murderers to carry out their executions. State Governor Buford Justice said the chance of more efficient executions together with the employment prospect for felons was a win win situation.
The first such execution took place this morning with more to follow. Billy-Bob-Bubba-Joe Smith was convicted of stealing an apple and sentenced to death in 1975. The sentence was carried out this morning by inmate executioner known only as ‘Beast’ in what’s been described as a botched-store-robbery style execution. The prisoner was shot 5 times at point blank range and pronounced dead at the scene.
Beast said ‘I have to have a job in prison and since my trade was killin hitchikers they figured I’d be good at this executin. I gots lots of ideas to try like drive-by executions in the prison yard. I’m quite creative so I’m hopin to explore more of the torturing side as that’s where my skills lie.’
As a special privilege Beast is allowed half an hour alone with the corpse after. He says after a big day he needs to unwind.
Hat tip Midfield Diamond