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2005-07-19 20:58:08

MCALESTER, Okla. (Reuters) - A man who killed a store clerk during a 1991 robbery and blamed it on steroid use was executed on Tuesday by lethal injection. Michael Pennington, the third person put to death this year in Oklahoma, was condemned for murdering Bradley Grooms while robbing a Lawton, Oklahoma, convenience store on Oct. 21, 1991. Pennington later said he was psychotic at the time of the crime because of anabolic steroids he took to enhance his weight-lifting regimen. He had no...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.