Skip to comments.Oklahoma execution "botched"
Posted on 04/30/2014 7:44:56 AM PDT by armydawg505
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack. Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of the state's new three-drug lethal injection combination was administered. Three minutes later, though, he began breathing heavily, writhing, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow. The blinds were eventually lowered to prevent those in the viewing gallery from watching what was happening in the death chamber, and the state's top prison official eventually called a halt to the proceedings. Lockett died of a heart attack a short time later, the Department of Corrections said. "It was a horrible thing to witness. This was totally botched," said Lockett's attorney, David Autry......
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The operation was a success. The patient died.
Go back to the firing squad.
An earlier thread if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:
Oklahoma’s botched lethal injection starts new front in battle over executions
It would take a heart of stone not to laugh. Now, where are his two accomplices who buried the victim alive? Set up the needles!
That’s the way I see it. Maybe they should have finished him off with a shotgun. Or buried him while he was still breathing. Just like he did to his victim.
For the death penalty to be a deterrent is should not be pleasant. It should be no more brutal than the death of a soldier in battle.
Botched? Oh HELL no... he died like he should have... OK, it took a bit longer, but I’m not seeing the “botching” here.
Let’s see THIS is $.39 a shot and WORKS EVERY time(http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-H90311) so just have EVERY State use THIS method(No Muss, No Fuss)!
Hope he suffered, hope he felt like he was suffocating. Worthless dirtbag. Civilization is better off today than it was when he was still drawing a breath.
Trouble with the firing squad is that it produces blood and mess. A gallows, on the other hand, is quick, clean and presents an opportunity to sing hymns before the trap door is sprung, thereby giving the ACLU and the anti-capital punishment crowd a double dose of two of the things they hate most.
um.. what is the problem here? just use the same method used to put down pets at the shelter which is used millions of times a year.
I love a story with a happy ending.
Botched? He died.
beat me to it! OK, I will add something, with a flame thrower.
The noose is not always quick.
A case in Kansas proved a “hanging” could last a half hour.
Exactly. Botched means he lived.
They banned a drug that was more successful and actually worked in favor of this.
Crap! I misread the header in my mind as “Obama Execution Botched”!
Oh hell...just put a big tarp under him....shoot, roll and shovel....