The attorney for a death row inmate who attempted to commit suicide hours before he was scheduled to be executed said the condemned man used a razor blade given to him by a prison guard to slash his arms and neck.
The motion filed by attorney Brian Kammer on Wednesday said that Brandon Joseph Rhode cut himself Tuesday morning while under a blanket in front of two guards. He said Rhode was stabilized hours later and when he was returned to the state prison he was strapped to a chair and surrounded by 20 guards.
The execution was rescheduled for Friday at 9 a.m. after the suicide attempt.
Rhode was sentenced to die in 2000 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin during the burglary of their Jones County home.