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....
I tried to giveadamn, but botched it.
The tree is outside of the walls of the Jail and the public was invited to witness justice administered. A good teaching moment for the youth of the community.
Don’t they have any good large-animal veteriarians out there?
The fallout from this incident is going to sidetrack executions in this country for a LONG time. Perhaps forever.
The old gallows at Ft. Smith operated for two decades, sent over 200 perps to meet their maker, brought commerce into the town and turned it from one of the most lawless places on the frontier in 1880 to a nice quiet little town of church goers by 1900. There was not one botched hanging on record. You just need a hangman who knows what he’s doing.
There is a Facebook group for that. Seriously.
A four-time felon, Lockett was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman with a sawed-off shotgun and watching as two accomplices buried her alive in rural Kay County in 1999 after Neiman and a friend arrived at a home the men were robbing.
All I can say for him is HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
This would deflate the “I can't happen to me hubris of the young thugocracy.
Or this at $.53 per foot. https://www.knotandrope.com/store/pc/3-4-Manila-3p6.htm#.U2EhELt5vlI
He was “straining to lift his head” and “breathing heavily”.
Hmmm. Wonder if his victims “breathed heavily” while they were being brutally murdered.
He is dead, and facing a final judge. This is a good thing.
I have never been comfortable with the idea of lethal injection, whose purpose seems to be to maintain the decorum of execution, not be aesthetically unpleasing to witnesses, and to look “sanitary” and “painless”.
Practically speaking, most forms of execution, to include hanging, the gas chamber, and the electric chair, all have the potential to go wrong. Only one way, the firing squad, is simple, inexpensive, very reliable, and is unknown in modern practice to fail or injure without killing.
Oddly enough, execution by firing squad is legal in Oklahoma, but only if lethal injection and electrocution have been declared unconstitutional.
They euthanize animals all the time with zero trouble.
I watched one and the dog merely went to ‘sleep’. No twitching, no movement at all.
I can’t understand an execution w/ drugs being a problem. Someone is choosing the wrong drugs or it’s being deliberate to increase support for stopping executions altogether.
They euthanize animals all the time with zero trouble
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Yes, when I had to put my cat down, I was holding her, she was purring, the Vet asked if I was ready, I nodded, purring stopped, Vet said “I will leave you alone” and that was it.
And She had done nothing wrong to anyone....
That is much to good for a no good SOB.
I will ‘worry’ about how much ‘trouble’ some SOB like the one in this thread goes through to ‘pay for his crimes’ along about the time I decide to go on a crime spree and gunning down innocent bystanders.
Put them in a small chamber and release Freon Gas into the chamber. It is actually a powerful anesthetic and will put you to sleep and as the concentration builds up, the heart will go into a fatal arrhythmia. Game over.
Good! The s.o.b. and his accomplice hogtied an innocent family of four and murdered them for a partly amount of money. Then he deliberately threw the drop table off by strengthening his neck muscles prior to his well-deserved hanging. Am I supposed to feel sorry for him?
And justice was served.
There is a problem with using gas, in that to some extent, a painless death requires the cooperation of the condemned. That is, they are supposed to try and hold their breath, and then inhale a bunch of concentrated cyanide, which kills them very quickly.
However, there was a case not too long ago, where the condemned continued to breathe normally. He started breathing harder, and his skin turned flush, as he very painfully asphyxiated.
A trouble with freon is that it can cause nausea and vomiting as well as seizures. If it was just a case of knocking them out quickly until they asphyxiate, then ordinary carbon dioxide or nitrogen gas would do the trick.
As long as the inmate dies during the shift I think it is fine.
If they had to come back another shift there might be questions. Even then Im sure they can give him something to last until they come back.
Im sure there has been many executions throught history that took about an hour.
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