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Oklahoma execution "botched"
www.drudgereport.com ^ | 4/30/14 | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE and SEAN MURPHY

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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"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." Don't come to me for any sympathy, you live violently, you may die violently. Roll the dice and take your chances.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 7:44:56 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

The operation was a success. The patient died.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 7:45:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: armydawg505

Go back to the firing squad.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: armydawg505

An earlier thread if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:

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Oklahoma’s botched lethal injection starts new front in battle over executions
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3150332/posts?


4 posted on 04/30/2014 7:47:53 AM PDT by deport
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To: armydawg505

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!


5 posted on 04/30/2014 7:48:00 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: armydawg505

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.


7 posted on 04/30/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: armydawg505

Botched? Oh HELL no... he died like he should have... OK, it took a bit longer, but I’m not seeing the “botching” here.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 7:48:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: armydawg505

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)!


9 posted on 04/30/2014 7:49:00 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: armydawg505

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.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 7:51:02 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 7:51:30 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: armydawg505

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.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 7:57:55 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: armydawg505

I love a story with a happy ending.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 7:59:02 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: armydawg505

Botched? He died.

Mission accomplished.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 7:59:36 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Sacajaweau

beat me to it! OK, I will add something, with a flame thrower.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 7:59:58 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The noose is not always quick.
A case in Kansas proved a “hanging” could last a half hour.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 8:00:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Exactly. Botched means he lived.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 8:00:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: armydawg505

They banned a drug that was more successful and actually worked in favor of this.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 8:01:06 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: armydawg505

Crap! I misread the header in my mind as “Obama Execution Botched”!


19 posted on 04/30/2014 8:03:44 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Vigilanteman

Oh hell...just put a big tarp under him....shoot, roll and shovel....


20 posted on 04/30/2014 8:04:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: armydawg505
No tears from me. I hope he suffered
21 posted on 04/30/2014 8:13:15 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: armydawg505

I tried to giveadamn, but botched it.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 8:13:22 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Sacajaweau
Public hanging, justice administered should be open. Out side of the old Essex County Jail in Newburyport, Ma is the Hanging Tree.

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.

23 posted on 04/30/2014 8:13:30 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: armydawg505

Don’t they have any good large-animal veteriarians out there?


24 posted on 04/30/2014 8:14:19 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: armydawg505

The fallout from this incident is going to sidetrack executions in this country for a LONG time. Perhaps forever.


25 posted on 04/30/2014 8:14:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 8:20:35 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Little Bill
Public hanging, justice administered should be open.

There is a Facebook group for that. Seriously.

27 posted on 04/30/2014 8:22:04 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: armydawg505

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!


28 posted on 04/30/2014 8:32:20 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Vigilanteman
I agree, the youth of today should be shown the possible results of their malfeasance.

This would deflate the “I can't happen to me hubris of the young thugocracy.

29 posted on 04/30/2014 8:34:31 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: armydawg505

30 posted on 04/30/2014 8:38:00 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: armydawg505
I hope he died as painfully as his victim. THAT would be the true definition of justice.
31 posted on 04/30/2014 8:46:30 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Or this at $.53 per foot. https://www.knotandrope.com/store/pc/3-4-Manila-3p6.htm#.U2EhELt5vlI


32 posted on 04/30/2014 9:13:56 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: armydawg505

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.


33 posted on 04/30/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: armydawg505

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.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: armydawg505

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.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 9:48:51 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

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.


36 posted on 04/30/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


37 posted on 04/30/2014 10:33:30 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: armydawg505

NEXT!


38 posted on 04/30/2014 10:42:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Vigilanteman
Dick Hickock and Perry Smith spent six years on death row, following their conviction of the killings in western Kansas.
Hickock bragged he could ‘beat the hangman,” by doing a series of upper body exercises that strengthened his neck.
His neck did not snap when he was dropped through the gallows floor and he took nearly 25 minutes to die.
39 posted on 04/30/2014 10:47:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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?


40 posted on 04/30/2014 11:12:42 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And justice was served.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 12:55:38 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: cpdiii

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.


42 posted on 04/30/2014 1:04:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: armydawg505

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.


43 posted on 04/30/2014 5:01:08 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: fatnotlazy
The supt on our house project was a Kansas lad.
His uncle was in the Kansas Highway Patrol and witnessed the execution.
44 posted on 04/30/2014 5:03:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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