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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Reginald Brooks Flicked Off Room During Execution

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM


Reginald Brooks was executed today by the state of Ohio for killing his three sons in 1982 while they slept.

He went out in exactly the manner you would expect an asshole to go.

Via the PD:

Reginald Brooks was pronounced dead at 2:04 p.m. He extended the middle figure of his left hand throughout the execution and made no final statement.

A prison spokesman later told media that the 64-year-old actually extended both middle fingers during the execution
. Important detail.

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