"It's not unusual. This guy's heart had been going for 76 years," said Warden Stephen OrnoskiHaving suffered a heart attack back in September, Allen had asked prison authorities to let him die if he went into cardiac arrest before his execution, a request prison officials said they would not honor.
"At no point are we not going to value the sanctity of life," said prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon. "We would resuscitate him," then execute him.Sheesh. "Sanctity of life?"