Watching Powell die
Re: June 20 article “Silent stares in death chamber challenge eyes, ears of reporter.”
I am disturbed by the coverage of David Lee Powell’s final moments, as having been locking eyes with the victim’s family. The police reporter, Tony Plohetski, witnessed the execution on the victim’s family’s side, and his reporting was clearly biased in that direction.
I was a witness on the Powell side, and no reporter asked any of us for a comment. David was not locking eyes with anyone. He was so near-sighted as to be nearly blind without his glasses, which he obviously was not wearing as they killed him.
Implying that Powell went to his death menacing the poor grieving Ablanedo family, while not representing anyone else’s point of view, is foul. Powell showed his remorse, and it was sincere. His blind eyes searched for his loved ones on our side of the witness partition as he drew his last breath. saLLy norveLL