Texas Inmate Daniel Lee Lopez Wants to Die — U.S. Supreme Court Gives the OK
Daniel Lee Lopez struck a police lieutenant with his SUV during a chase more than six years ago and the U.S. Supreme court is granting Lopez's wish to die. The Supreme court had appealed Lopez's attorney claiming he was not fully competent to make such a decision. The justices heard Lopez's plea to end his own life and have decided to go along with his request.
The Justice's stated that Lopez's...
"obvious and severe mental illness" was responsible for his desire to use the legal system for suicide, illustrating his "well-documented history of irrational behavior and suicidal tendencies," .
Lopez, 27, stated he was ready to accept his fate and move on. He will be executed tonight by lethal injection. Here is where he has been imprisoned for the last six years and here is where he will be put to death this evening.