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Re: Get a rope

Interesting concept, in Washington state the lawyers for Michael Rupe succesfully argued that the state couldn't hang him because between the time he murdered two bank tellers, and the time he was schedualed to hang he had ate himself up to 400 lbs and thus had a good chance of losing his head when the rope snapped.

Since hanging, at that time was the official death penalty and beheading someone constituted cruel and unusual punishment, the 9th district court of apeals overturned his death sentence to life without parole.

The state subsequently changed the death penalty from hanging to lethal injection, but not soon enough to stop that SOB from skating.
 
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