Thomas Creech, the longest-serving death row inmate in Idaho, is scheduled to be executed next month through lethal injection.
Lethal Injection Next Month
4th District Judge Jason Scott ordered on Thursday afternoon the execution of Thomas Creech. next month. He is the longest-serving death row inmate in Idaho. He was convicted of killing two people in Valley County in 1974 and was sentenced to death row.
In a published article in FOX News, an appeal was filed reducing his sentence from life to prison. However, he was convicted again 10 years later after he beat a fellow inmate to death with a sock full of batteries. He was sentenced again to death in 1983.
Federal Defender Services of Idaho Will Seek Clemency
According to a published article in Ground News, Deborah Czuba, with the Federal Defender Services of Idaho, said that they will seek clemency and will challenge the quality of the execution drugs.
Czuba wrote in a press release, “Given the shady pharmacies that the State has obtained the lethal drugs from for the past two Idaho executions, the State’s history of seeking mock death warrants without any means to carry them out, and the State’s misleading conduct around its readiness for an execution, we remain highly concerned about the measures the State resorted to this time to find a drug supplier.”