Monday, May 07, 2007

''Chunky Monkey Butcher'' Hanged

Dr. Howard Dean ...

... the Vermont obstetrician convicted of performing abortions was executed by hanging early this morning at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton.  Dean collapsed as he began the ascent up the gallows stairs, and was carried by prison officials.  After affixing the noose, he was revived and promptly hanged.  During his trial Dr. Dean was referred to as the ''Chunky Monkey Butcher'' after it was disclosed he once ate a pint of that flavor of ice cream after performing an abortion. Dean was 59.