ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said:
"Mom and sis, look at my eyes, I've got no tears in my eyes. I'm unafraid. To the State of Alabama I hate you mother f***er, I hate you."
McNabb refused a final breakfast and dinner. He did not want prayer or a chaplin before, during or after the execution, and his final statement was directed at his family and the State of Alabama as they witnessed the execution.
As the procedure began Thursday night, Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance. McNabb's attorneys had unsuccessfully sought to stop the execution since he was one of several inmates in an ongoing lawsuit challenging the humaneness of the state's lethal injection procedure.
McNabb was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997. He shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his patrol car after arriving at a traffic accident McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsman, prosecutors said.
His family members and attorneys who witnessed the execution expressed repeated concerns to each other that he was still conscious during the lethal injection. "He's going to wake up," one of McNabb's family members whispered.
He was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. CDT, authorities said.
Alabama Commissioner Jeff Dunn said he was confident the movements after the second consciousness check were involuntary and that McNabb was not awake.
A lawyer for McNabb argued that it would be wrong to carry out the execution while proceedings continue in McNabb's lawsuit.
The state argued that the inmates are unlikely to prevail in their claims since the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed other executions, including four in Alabama, to proceed using midazolam. The attorney general's office argued McNabb had presented nothing new to justify a stay.
Now as Americans we all are entitled to our rights to believe whatever we want (at least for now). Some people are for capital punishment, some are not. Technically nobody is wrong, even though you'd think anybody with a brain would agree that we should just kill all the heinous criminals (murders, rapists, diddlers etc.) instead of wasting tax payer dollars keeping them alive. But if you don't, whatever, I don't really care either way, that's neither here, nor there. Certainly is not what this blog is about, not at all!
But I'll tell you want, I'm glad this bastard is dead, and if it were up to me, if it was possible I wish they could've killed him twice.
Not because he's a cop killer (although I agree that is v bad!), but because he refused a last meal.
Who in the hell turns down a last meal?
To disrespect food like that, that alone warrants the death penalty in my book.
While I have no plans to ever be on death row, I have dreamt about the idea of a last meal, one final chance to stuff my face before I'm dead. (FTR I'd just see how much pizza and dessert I could possibly eat, I'm no fancy boy just give me like 3 large stuffed crust pizzas from Pizza Hut, a bag of milk-chocolate flipz and some peanut butter ice cream and see what I can do) But like I said in my blog yesterday, you never know where life will take you. I'm going to go out on a limb and say I will never be on death row, but if I am the haters can shove this blog down my throat, unlike Mr. McNabb did with his last meal.
As a man with well documented weight struggles, I fantasize about being able to eat whatever the hell I want with no repercussions.
What's exactly what a last meal has! No repercussions! You can go nuts! Who cares if you gain a quick 4 pounds from a king's feast? You're about to have much bigger problems than not being able to fit into your jeans or whatever pants they give you in prison.
Plus, since this guy really hates the state of Alabama as he made clear in his final statements he missed one last chance to stick it to the man. This guy should be killed for stupidity alone. (I guess in a way he was) Now I get it when you're in prison for twenty years you kind of lose touch with the outside world and what's going on, but I mean you gotta have a library in prison right? I've seen Shawshank. They had a library. And according to Martin from the Office when he was in prison for insider-trading they had Harvard business professors teaching business to guys, who would go on to do incredible things in business. I get that Alabama probably doesn't have the same resources, but I bet they at least have some fucking books.
Apart from the making license plates and getting raped, I'd imagine prison is pretty boring. 20 years is a long ass time, Chris Farley was still alive when this dude went to jail. The Spice Girls were still together. Over all that time you don't get a little curious about what happens to you after you die? Like one random day in 2003 where you're like I wonder what happens to my body after I die? I mean I'm not on death row and I think about that constantly. (Fun fact: it takes 8-12 years to become a skeleton after death!)
Torrey how could you be so stupid?!! How do you not know that after you die your body evacuates all it's bowels. For those of you who don't know what that means, it means you shit yourself after you die! Meaning he could've had some Mexican food, 10 cups of coffee, a half gallon of ice cream, curry, or a simple old fashion can of beans, anything just to make the mess a little worse for whoever is employed by the state of Alabama to take care of after he die. But he didn't. As Black Dynamite once said:
Torrey was too concerned about fighting for the rights of humane death for people who brutally murder innocent people. You imbecile! Really dropped the ball there, man. Oh you flicked them off and said fuck you, that really leaves an impact. Like that hasn't happened before. Could've shit everywhere and made someone's day a hell of a lot worse. Not only is this guy a piece of shit cop-killer, but he's also an idiot. Enjoy hell, Torrey, I for one am glad your refusing a last meal ass is toast.