Friday, May 4, 2007

Workman on His Upcoming Execution

Posted on Fri, May 4, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Update: Workman was granted a stay of execution on Friday, due to concerns over the constitutionality of the state's method of lethal injection. The stay expires May 14th.

Philip Workman has been on death row more than 20 years for his conviction in the slaying of a police officer in Memphis. In a recent interview with CNN, Workman describes the fear he suffers in anticipation of his sentence being carried out next week.

From the story, written by former Flyer reporter Ashley Fantz, now with CNN: "He will be fitted for the drab scrubs he'll wear May 9, when the state is set to inject him with a mixture of drugs that will kill him.

"Workman said he doesn't feel much like a person anymore. He has become a pile of legal briefs, appeals, depositions.

"And he is angry, sorry, scared and depressed."

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