An Alabama inmate, who was currently in the middle of suing the state for its lethal injection death penalty. The state claimed that it had to move fast because it would not like to get sued.
The inmate was convicted of killing a police officer, whose name was Gordon, or more commonly known among his coworkers as "brother," and had two daughters, a wife, and a brother.
Before the inmate was executed he proceeded to show two middle fingers to the police, and said "I hate you."
The inmate, McNabb, appeared to be breathing for 30 minutes of the 45 minute procedure.