It appears the execution stay for Joseph Franklin only lasted a few hours. It seems they reviewed what ever they had to for a brief moment on his challenge that the drug used in the lethal injection would cause a cruel and unusual punishment and decided it would be in Gods hands after all.
It took Joseph, once the injection was administered, a whole 10 minutes to die. If you think about it, that was a long time. But is it cruel and unusual? One must wonder how long some of those 22 victims he killed suffered their untimely death. Apparently he refused his last meal and remained quiet giving us the impression his own death concerned him, even if others did not. here