Saturday, January 10, 2009

Nothing On TV Anyway

Houston, Texas, America A death row inmate with a history of mental problems pulled out his only good eye and told authorities he ate it.

Andre Thomas, 25, was arrested for the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife, their young son and her 13-month-old daughter in March 2004.
Their hearts also had been ripped out. He was convicted and condemned for the infant's death.

While in Jail , Thomas plucked out his right eye before his trial in 2004. A judge ruled he was competent to stand trial as that is a common trick to fake appearing to be crazy .

Thomas was recently found in his cell on death row with blood on his face and was taken to the infirmary.

Thomas told them he pulled out his left eye and ingested it.

Thomas is now being treated at a prison psychiatric facility near Richmond southwest of Houston and is now getting regular meals.

"He will finally be able to receive the mental health care that we had wanted and begged for from day 1," Bobbie Peterson-Cate, Thomas' trial attorney, told OBB News. "He is insane and mentally ill. It is exactly the same reason he pulled out the last one."

Speculation on the Lawyer's part as he does not have a psychiatric degree and can not judge someone as being insane.

At his trial, defense lawyers also argued he suffered from alcohol and drug abuse and any other excuse they could think of for not accepting responsibility for his actions .

Next they will be appealing for mercy because Thomas is blind.

OBB News can not think of one good reason why Thomas should still not be executed but there is still no scheduled date for one. Thomas told his attorney that his eyes tasted like chicken.

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