In researching the death penalty, I find it to be a joke. The manufacturers of the "cocktail" have come under tremendous pressure not to supply the drugs to facilitate the act. That's why you see so many languishing on death row as lawsuits and appeals go to the Supreme Court.
Of course, South Carolina is not going to take this to trial...yet. There's no statute of limitations and the judge in S.C. that basically allows the court to try him at any point in the future. Interestingly enough, not only do they offer lethal injection, but also electrocution.
I knew how he would perform during the penalty phase, and of course, immediately ask for an appeal. What disturbs me the most is that the families and victims will relive this for a very long time.