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February 28, 2024

Serial killer’s execution halted after problem inserting IV line

Serial killer’s execution halted after problem inserting IV line

The scheduled execution by lethal injection of a convicted serial killer in Idaho was halted on Wednesday after a medical team had problems inserting an intravenous line, the Idaho Department of Corrections said.

Thomas Creech, 73, had been set to be put to death at 10:00 am (1700 GMT) but his execution was called off an hour later because “the medical team could not establish an IV line,” the prison said in a statement.

One of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmate, Creech whose request to stay his execution was denied earlier spent time with his wife and ate a last meal including fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and ice cream.