One of the longest serving death row inmates is going to be executed in Idaho

The 73-year-old Daniel Creech, who has been convicted of five murders in three states, is a psychopath

On Wednesday morning Idaho prison officials will ask the 73-year-old if he would like a mild sedative to help calm him before his execution at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution south of Boise. Then, at 10 a.m. local time, they will bring him into the execution chamber and strap him to a padded medical table.

The defense will look for any last-minute court orders that would stop the execution of Creech, who has spent the majority of his life on death row.

Barring any legal stay, volunteers with medical training will insert a catheter into one of Creech’s veins. He’ll be given a chance to speak to a spiritual advisor who may pray with him. The state will inject a drug into the man who has been convicted of five murders in three states and is believed to be involved in more.

William Joseph Dean and Vivian Grant Robinson were both murdered in California and Oregon by Creech and they were the only two people he had been convicted of murdering. He was also charged with killing Sandra Jane Ramsamooj in Oregon that year, but the charge was later dropped in light of his other murder sentences.

Jensen’s family members described him as a gentle soul who loved hunting and being outdoors during Creech’s clemency hearing last month. When Jensen died at the age of 40, his daughter talked about how sad she was to have no father to look after her when she was young.

At his clemency hearing, Longhorst didn’t dispute that Creech is friendly withCorrectional officers. But she said he is a psychopath — a man who can be charming and likeable but who lacks remorse and empathy for others.

Creech’s execution will be the second in the U.S. this year, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Kenneth Eugene Smith became the first person to be executed using nitrogen gas in Alabama last month. Alabama officials said the method would be humane and predicted death would take place within a few minutes, but Smith seemed to remain conscious for several minutes and appeared to shake and writhe in agony for at least two minutes.

Ivan Cantu was sentenced to die for the shooting deaths of his cousin, James Mosqueda, and his girlfriend, Amy Kitchen. Cantu has maintained his innocence.

After Creech’s execution, just seven people will remain on Idaho’s death row. Over the past 50 years, the number of people sentenced to death in the state has risen, but at least two of them have died of natural causes. Many people have had their sentences reduced.

There was a man on death row who wanted to be put to death for murdering two people in Idaho just four years earlier. Rhoades was put to death in Idaho for the murders of two people in 1987. Rhoades was also convicted of killing Nolan Haddon that year, and authorities said they suspected him in other deaths as well. Richard Albert Leavitt was executed in 2012 for the 1984 murder of Danette Jean Elg in eastern Idaho.

Earlier this year Idaho lawmakers considered adding the death penalty as a possible sentence for people convicted of lewd conduct with a child, but the legislation did not make it through the House of Representatives.

In court documents filed late last week, Idaho officials said Creech’s spiritual adviser would be allowed to stand next to Creech with a hand on his shoulder during the execution. The court document indicates that the Episcopal bishop won’t be able to make noise, hold his hand, or pray if the lethal injection chemical is administered. The document indicates that the man will be allowed to wear a crucifix and make eye contact with his wife in the witness area.

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