Andrew Grant Deyoung
July 22, 2011 by staff
Andrew Grant Deyoung, With a video camera recording his final moments, Andrew Grant DeYoung was executed Thursday night in the Diagnostic and Classification Center in Georgia for killing three family members.
DeYoung was pronounced dead at 8:04 pm, less than 15 minutes after it began the process. Prone, which barely moved throughout the execution. His parting words were: “I feel for everyone I’ve hurt.”
For the first time in Georgia, a cameraman was present at the execution chamber, documenting the death DeYoung and his reaction to a new three-drug lethal injection death penalty activists, said the pain and suffering unnecessary. The cameraman, accompanied by a woman taking notes, put aside and was barely visible to the witnesses.
DeYoung, however, only blinked and swallowed several times and showed no signs of violent death. That was verified by a nurse of consciousness little by implementing a new procedure in place. At 8:22 pm, was taken from prison in Butts County Coronor black van.
It is believed that this was the first execution by lethal injection was recorded in the nation. In 1992, an execution in California was videotaped, but the gas chamber was in use. The execution of Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, was broadcast live on closed circuit transmission of an Indiana prison to the victims or relatives of the deceased see in Oklahoma City.
DeYoung was sentenced to death for the murder of his parents and sister 14 years old in 1993. A brother, 16, fled the chaos after hearing the commotion and the operation of the family home in Cobb County safety in a neighbor’s house. DeYoung was captured several hours later.
A student at Kennesaw State University and 19 at the time, DeYoung went to the killing, apparently thinking that he would receive and 480,000 in the estate of a business.
Federal and state resources exhausted, DeYoung was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Wednesday night, but his execution was delayed 24 hours by the Department of Corrections in an attempt to litigate the matter back to film. More than three hours after the original time, the Department of Corrections and Attorney General Sam olens decided to postpone the execution. Olens said the state needs more time to deal with the videotape because it was a new situation in Georgia.
The Department of Corrections has the authority to stop the execution because the agency was given a weeklong?? Window, the African Union that DeYoung had to be executed, and that did not end until next Tuesday.
Hours before his execution on Thursday, the Fulton County Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane, rejected the attempt by the state for the Georgia Supreme Court to review her ruling that allowed the videotaped execution.
Lane, supervision of the appeal of death row inmate Gregory Walker, had ordered the burning DeYoung, becoming the leading run after hearing the arguments of the State, becoming the leading process of lethal injection causes pain and suffering. The record run was the first in nearly two decades at the national level, as was permitted in California. No other states with the death penalty currently allow.
DeYoung, becoming the protagonist was the second execution in Georgia in which a new anesthetic, pentobarbital, was part of the three-drug lethal ccktail. Switch when necessary pentobarbital sodium thiopental was no longer produced. Opponents of capital punishment again insisted that the anesthetic is not safe, he stressed that drug-induced coma were not deep enough to protect those convicted of the excruciating pain that comes when the other two drugs are injected, bromide paralytic pancuronium followed by potassium chloride, which stops the heart.
DeYoung, becoming the leading lawyers argued that there were problems with the June 23 execution of Roy Blankenship, the first man in Georgia to die by lethal injection of pentobarbital.
Witnesses reported that Blankenship nodded his head several times at the beginning of the procedure, although their movements and slow breathing within minutes. Prison officials said the motion was filed with the anestietic had taken place.
Walker attorneys asked the judge of Fulton County to order DeYoung, becoming protagonist-videotaped execution. Lane agreed, but said the tape had to be immediately placed under court seal. The Supreme Court upheld this decision.
However, the state feared the images could be filtered and argued in court papers that there was a risk?? Credible PDS. “They also warned of security problems if the camera operator is allowed inside the death chamber and only a few meters from DeYoung on the stretcher.
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