Video: Oktibbeha County Death Row Inmate Seeks Hearing
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi death row inmate Bobby Batiste is arguing to the state Supreme Court that an execution would create a substantial risk of cruel and unnecessary infliction of pain and torture because of his medical condition – large thrombosed, or clotted, varicose veins.
Batiste is asking the Supreme Court order an Oktibbeha County judge to conduct a hearing on his claim.
Batiste’s appeal is among dozens the Supreme Court will consider during its September-October term. The court will not hear oral arguments in the case.
Batiste, now 35, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in 2009 in the slaying of 28-year-old Andreas Galanis.
Authorities said Galanis died of head injuries after the two roommates got into a fight March 7, 2008, in their Starkville apartment.