Criminal Law

Idaho Delays Execution of a Convicted Serial Killer After 8 Failed Lethal Injection Attempts

Idaho on Wednesday delayed the execution of convicted serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech, one of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmates, after a failed attempt at lethal injection. Creech, who has been convicted of five murders, was sentenced to die for the killing of a fellow prisoner with a battery-filled sock in 1981.

“The medical team could not establish an IV line, rendering the execution unable to proceed,” Idaho Department of Correction spokesperson Sanda Kuzeta-Cerimagic said in a statement. “As a result, the death warrant will expire. The State will consider next steps.”

The U.S. Supreme Court denied three requests from the 73-year-old Creech for a stay of execution Wednesday morning. There were no noted dissents. The execution would mark Idaho’s first in more than a decade.

Read the source article at CBS News

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