Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dead Man Talking: Vote for Obama!

I just hope he mailed in his absentee ballot in time.
The youngest inmate executed in Mississippi in two decades urged death penalty opponents to vote for presidential candidate Barack Obama in order to end executions and apologized to the family of the victim in his final moments.

Dale Leo Bishop, 34, was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday for his role in the 1998 claw hammer bludgeoning of a friend.

Bishop's attorneys had argued his life should have been spared because he did not swing the hammer that killed Marcus James Gentry, 22. The courts were not persuaded.

"To Mark's family, I would like to express my sincerest apologies. It was a senseless act. It was a needless act. The world is worse off without him," Bishop said while strapped to a gurney. "To my family, I love you. It's going to be all good."

He finished his statement by mentioning Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee.

"For those who oppose the death penalty and want to see it end, our best bet is to vote for Barack Obama because his supporters have been working behind the scenes to end this practice," Bishop said. "God bless America, it's been great living here. That's all."
Here's hoping Obama's supporters are working to end the practice of bludgeoning by claw hammer.

H/T Hot Air headlines.

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