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He gasped, snorted and took FIFTEEN minutes to die:
Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2014 | AP

Posted on 01/16/2014 9:02:39 AM PST by Rusty0604

Murderer first to be executed with controversial 'air hunger' drug after last meal of beef, ice cream and chicken (rest of title)

'One can scarcely conceive of a sequence of crimes more shocking to the conscience or to moral sensibilities than the senseless kidnapping and rape of a young, pregnant woman followed by her murder,

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: cool; deathrow; deserved; execution; good; justice
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1 posted on 01/16/2014 9:02:39 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Just go back to firing squads or hanging.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 9:03:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rusty0604

Drug is controversial? Ok, just go back to a firing squad...


3 posted on 01/16/2014 9:04:45 AM PST by Tulane
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To: Rusty0604
Bullets.

Efficient, quick and definitive, plus they horrify liberals, which is fun.

4 posted on 01/16/2014 9:05:33 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Rusty0604

Trying hard to give a da_n ...

Nope. Nada.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 9:08:22 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Tulane

“The U.S. Constitution bars cruel and unusual punishment. But that doesn’t mean execution procedures must be entirely comfortable, Thomas Madden, an assistant Ohio attorney general, told Frost on Friday.

“You’re not entitled to a pain-free execution,” Madden said.”

http://www.wtsp.com/news/national/article/352655/81/Judge-wont-stop-Ohio-execution-by-untried-drugs


6 posted on 01/16/2014 9:08:45 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604; dfwgator

You know, reading this account of his final moments, I know we’re “supposed” to be horrified of how he died...

But I can’t help but be MORE horrified at the thought of his victim’s - a young, pregnant woman just married - final moments, and the terror he inflicted on HER.

To my mind, he gave up any right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness when he took her right to same away.

Moral of the story: Don’t murder people, you don’t get executed.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 9:09:46 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dfwgator

I vote for hanging. It’s more appropriate for scum like him than a firing squad.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 9:09:48 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Rusty0604

1989 rape and murder and here we are 25 years later, countless tax dollars later. How the hell does this work anyway? How many freakin’ appeals do sc*mbags like this get? A thousand? A million? This is totally out of control. A quarter of a century to kill this POS when he should have been executed immediately after conviction.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 9:10:13 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Rusty0604

I’d prefer nitrogen asphyxiation, you just go to sleep. Of course child molesters get the garrot.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 9:10:19 AM PST by Raymann
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To: dfwgator
If you want a deterrent, go back to the mongol wishbone tactic. (It's a 4-way split). Televise it. Drawing and quartering is a close second. Burning at the stake gets honorable mention.

Make the end so undesirable the crime doesn't happen.

11 posted on 01/16/2014 9:14:15 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Rusty0604

Disgusting. The article was written so as to make us feel sympathy for the murderer. A baby-face sorrowful pleading face is supposed to make us feel bad and turn against capital punishment.

If this society really cared about human life, it would guarantee that murderers are put to death swiftly. With or without pain - doesn’t matter. Quick.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 9:15:56 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Yup.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 9:16:20 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: I want the USA back

Got no sympathy from me.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 9:19:05 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Smokin' Joe

I was going to say what you did.

Or better yet. Don’t break the sixth commandment in the first place.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 9:19:24 AM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: Rusty0604

That’s great! It wasn’t like falling asleep—he knew he was dying for his crime.

Still, I would like t bring back public hanging.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 9:19:36 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Raymann
...Twice

and the order of the heads is important.

17 posted on 01/16/2014 9:22:27 AM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Rusty0604

And so?


18 posted on 01/16/2014 9:23:05 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Rusty0604

Nitrogen Asphyxiation - 99% Nitrogen gas flow at 1.1 atmospheres through a breathing mask and wait till the brain waves go flat.

All natural, no blood splatter or gore, no drugs, inexpensive, can be done anywhere, by anyone, and painless. The condemned just goes to sleep.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 9:24:07 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
1989 rape and murder and here we are 25 years later, countless tax dollars later. How the hell does this work anyway? How many freakin’ appeals do sc*mbags like this get? A thousand? A million? This is totally out of control. A quarter of a century to kill this POS when he should have been executed immediately after conviction.

* Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Eccl. 8:11

20 posted on 01/16/2014 9:25:27 AM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: NFHale
You know, reading this account of his final moments, I know we’re “supposed” to be horrified of how he died...

But I can’t help but be MORE horrified at the thought of his victim’s - a young, pregnant woman just married - final moments, and the terror he inflicted on HER.

To my mind, he gave up any right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness when he took her right to same away.

Moral of the story: Don’t murder people, you don’t get executed.

*************************

Exactly right.

21 posted on 01/16/2014 9:25:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Rusty0604

They say that like it’s a bad thing.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 9:27:01 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: dfwgator

Yes, a bullet has always been considered the quickest, kindest way.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 9:27:58 AM PST by expat2
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To: dead
Bullets. Efficient, quick and definitive, plus they horrify liberals, which is fun.

No need to be concerned about "quick." And a noose can be repeatedly used. With no "carbon footprint" from a firing a bullet, in addition to removing the "carbon footprint" of a murderer, that makes the execution "Green" so liberals, other than the murderer, can't complain.

24 posted on 01/16/2014 9:28:05 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: dead

I’m fond of the old western style hanging complete with hymn singing before the trap door is sprung. It is not only a nice way to put the perps in the best frame of mind to meet their maker, but it would horrify liberals even more.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 9:28:25 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Got a solution to help thugs think more than twice about rape and murder.

First we open Death Rows into one big cage, on a table put one claw hammer for each Death Row inmate and tell them the last 1 alive will be set free with a Million Dollar award. When they are down to the “1” say “we lied” and shoot em like the mad dogs they are.

Announce publically that each time Death Row became filled, the claw hammer process would begin again. THAT would leave a lasting impression even on the worst criminal mind.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 9:30:04 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Rusty0604

It is called capital punishment because they used to take off your head.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 9:32:20 AM PST by plangent
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To: Rusty0604

Why not make a helmet out of some C-4 for guys like this? Instant, and quite final. Use twin firing mechanisms for backup. No special room required, just an open field with a pole.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 9:32:38 AM PST by datura (Democrat=Communist, GOP=Democrat, TEA=American)
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To: I want the USA back

I bet I could gasp, snort and put on a good show if this was my dying wish.

good riddance to bad rubbish.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 9:34:34 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: IronJack

You don’t give a damn about the guy. I certainly don’t either. But, stories like this are ammunition to the lefties so I sort of give a damn about the story.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 9:36:23 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Rusty0604
I hope he went screaming in mind numbing terror thinking about the woman he murdered. Said he was going to Heaven??? LOL’s - right.
31 posted on 01/16/2014 9:36:33 AM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: Rusty0604

Hanging makes sense. It’s quick, and relatively painless if done right. And it sets a clear, public example that does a lot more to discourage murderers than any of the processes in use today.


32 posted on 01/16/2014 9:40:07 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Fiji Hill
Still, I would like to bring back public hanging.

Think about how much money for the victims families could be raised by selling tickets
33 posted on 01/16/2014 9:45:05 AM PST by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Rusty0604

Didn’t 0bama ban or prevent the manufacturing/import of the drug that was typically used for lethal injection causing states to have to come up with other methods?


34 posted on 01/16/2014 9:50:34 AM PST by lwd
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To: Rusty0604

I wonder how long it took his victims to die?


35 posted on 01/16/2014 9:51:51 AM PST by Garvin (When it comes to my freedom, there will be no debate. There will be a fight)
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To: Cicero

No utube of the gasps and snorts ?


36 posted on 01/16/2014 9:59:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Rusty0604

People who are going to be executed with chemicals should probably skip that last meal.


37 posted on 01/16/2014 10:03:25 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Rusty0604

When Caesar caught up with some pirates who had kidnapped him earlier he had them crucified upside down on the beach at low tide.Now that’s deterence


38 posted on 01/16/2014 10:03:42 AM PST by Paddyboy (Roma Omnia Vincit)
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To: Rusty0604

Executions are allowed to be cruel. Executions are allowed to be unusual. Just not both.


39 posted on 01/16/2014 10:03:49 AM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Raymann

Sounds to me like he suffered from sleep apnea, especially after gorging himself.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 10:07:04 AM PST by shotgun
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To: Rusty0604

I say we use the same drugs they use on pets at the animal shelter!

The left LOVES those drugs!


41 posted on 01/16/2014 10:10:38 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Rusty0604
A coughing sound was Dennis McGuire's last apparent movement, at 10:43 a.m. He was pronounced dead 10 minutes later.

There is no start time in the article. It could have taken five minutes to die, and he was pronounced ten minutes after the "last cough." Very misleading.

42 posted on 01/16/2014 10:11:47 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
If you want a deterrent, go back to the mongol wishbone tactic. (It's a 4-way split). Couldn't beat the Persion's method: scaphism.

You use two stacked boats to make a box sort of like a magician uses to saw a person in half, with head/arms/legs sticking out. You cover the culprit in honey and force him to drink honey and milk until he is ready to burst then you put him in a swamp. The critters then take care of it over a few days. Whoever came up with that one must have been really ticked at the first guy who got this treatment.

43 posted on 01/16/2014 10:17:56 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Rusty0604

Why such a quick death?


44 posted on 01/16/2014 10:19:38 AM PST by DPMD
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“I vote for hanging.”

If (for reasons highly unlikely) I committed some heinous crime and got the death penalty, I would want to be hanged so that my organs could be donated and I could at least have done something useful with my life.

Of course, perhaps that impulse to help is why I’ve never committed heinous crimes and almost certainly will not.


45 posted on 01/16/2014 10:20:49 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: pepsi_junkie
Interesting, but probably only something people would watch the higlights of. Short attention spans and all that.

Of course, it is hard to horrify a multitude which views slaughter every night on TV or engages in it via video games. Without that, the deterrent falls victim to desensitization.

In the '50s, just the idea of a visit to ol' Sparky, or the gas chamber was enough to get many thinking. Not so any more.

46 posted on 01/16/2014 10:27:44 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I think this guy tried to avoid execution to be a donor, but he didn’t have anyone lined up to receive his organs so it was denied.


47 posted on 01/16/2014 10:27:45 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Opiates like hydromorphone and benzodiazapines like Versed (Midozolam) suppress the urge to breathe, “air hunger,” and anxiety. They don’t cause it. That’s why people who OD on those things go to sleep and don’t wake up. That’s why they are given to people who are dying and can’t breathe well, even if it does hasten death.

As the muscles in the throat relax, there may be snoring, gurgling, rasping or gasping noises. That doesn’t mean there is a conscious struggle to breathe.

A far nicer death than he gave that poor young mother-to-be.

Personally I loathe medical executions. Death should come from an instrument of death. If I ever had to face it, give me a firing squad.


48 posted on 01/16/2014 10:29:11 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Rusty0604
He ate a last meal of roast beef, a cream cheese bagel, fried chicken, potatoes two ways, butter pecan ice cream and Coca-Cola

This tradition of last meals is outrageous. Its bad enough that this murderer has sponged off the taxpayer since 1989. If you're gonn give a meal to someone, give it to someone who deserves it.

49 posted on 01/16/2014 10:30:16 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Rusty0604

Jeeeze, we’re supposed to feel sorry for this asshole if he suffered any pain?

Liberals are terminally ‘effed up in the head.


50 posted on 01/16/2014 10:34:08 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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