Regardless of how we each feel about the death penalty, I think there's more than a grain of wisdom in this.
From the lovely and talented sirriamnis
A 74 man trying to avoid execution in Alabama, because to kill someone who has since his trial been diagnosed with dementia, hepatitis, diverticulitis, hypertension and acute back pain would be cruel and unusual.
Hell, with all that wrong with you I'd think it would be a relief. Fuck.
He was sentenced to death for killing a 62 year old woman who had befriended him after he was released from serving a prison term for a previous killing.
Mad dogs get put down, don't they?