Skip to comments.State Of Oklahoma Executes Tulsa Man Thursday Evening
Posted on 03/15/2012 6:51:59 PM PDT by Category Four
McAlester, Oklahoma -- A man convicted of killing his wife in Tulsa in 1996 was put to death by lethal injection Thursday evening at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
Timothy Stemple has been on death row for 16 years. Stemple confessed to and was convicted of beating Trisha Stemple, 30, with a baseball bat, then running over her on the side of highway 75 near Jenks.
The execution was carried out at the state prison in McAlester after Gov. Mary Fallin denied a request by the condemned man's family to stay the capital punishment.
3/13/2012 Related Story: Anti-Death Penalty Group Asks Governor To Stay Tulsa Man's Execution
His family sought to have medical testimony disputing his accomplice's account heard in court.
Stemple maintained his innocence throughout the trial and appeals process. And at a clemency hearing last month, he declined to talk about the case, saying it wasn't the appropriate forum.
The Pardon and Parole Board denied his plea for clemency.
Stemple's last meal was a large stuffed crust pizza and orange soda. Death row inmates have a $15 limit.
Actually, 16 years is on the short side.
I didn’t know about the $15 limit. LOL... no prime rib.
Aw, what the heck, let ‘em have $25...
Why can’t murderers get executed the way they executed their victims?
The South, especially Texas, takes the death penalty seriously. We understand it is punishment for a heinous crime that has been committed. I just wish it didn’t take so long for the guilty to go from here to the hereafter. It’s wrong the guilty cling to life for another 10+years, albeit in prison, after their victims have had their lives brutally extinguished.
Texas really does need to put in a legal express lane to the death chamber. Two years of appeals and then time’s up.
Because the effminate, pantywaist, nanny state ACLU-types would classify that suggestion as state-sponsored brutality? Oh, wait, they do that already. Nevermind.
“Why cant murderers get executed the way they executed their victims?”
That may be a rhetorical question, but I’ve thought about it. I don’t think we should pay executioners to beat people with bats, rape someone while they strangle them, light them on fire, or whatever.
Why? It’s not good for the executioner. It’s not that I care so much about the murderer. But it isn’t good for people to do that.
That’s why I like the firing squad, no torture, and, no one man bears the sense that he killed the perp.
It wasn't always that way. In December, 1927, a little girl named Marion Parker was kidnapped as she was walking to school and later murdered--one of the most heinous crimes in the history of Los Angeles. The killer, Edward Hickman, was eventually caught and brought to trial. After being convicted and going though the appeals process, he was executed by hanging at Folsom Prison in October, 1928--less than a year after he did the crime. This story was the inspiration for Vernon Dalhart's hit song The Murder of Marion Parker.
Wait, he CONFESSED and was CONVICTED? What’s the deal with thinking he was innocent? Not many people out there have BOTH confessed and been convicted, then claim “innocence” 16 years after the fact.
Because we are not barbarians.
I remember a killing in Okla about 30 years ago. It was of a man and wife by a person we all knew. The killer was sentenced to death, but the state completely forgot about him till after his execution date, so he was resentenced to life in BIG MAC.
yet we’ve gotten to the point where it’s cruel and unusual punishment to give them a sedative before putting them to sleep.
Some people deserve to be drawn and quartered.
Wow, I did not know men killed their wives this way. I’ve seen a lot of stories where the woman beat the guy up and ran him over with her car, but unfortunately they didn’t get the death penalty.
All of us deserve to go to Hell.
Torturing people to death is not good for the folks assigned to do the torturing.
yet weve gotten to the point where its cruel and unusual punishment to give them a sedative before putting them to sleep.
Only in the minds of candy-ass whinging liberals. I offer no objection (other than cost) to that method. I offer nitrogen asphyxiation as a much simpler and cheaper method.
...but you still have a long way to go before you catch up with us here in Texas...
I only saw this on my Facebook page ... I’m only from Oklahoma, but I now live in non-death-penalty Iowa, which has a longer way yet to go.
You're right- I believe that they used to execute criminals in county seats way back.
Due to business, I spend a good amount of time in both states. I really like Oklahoma, populated by good Christian people, mild weather, beautiful scenery and not a single county went for Obama in 2008.
Iowa? Way too cold in the winter and too many liberals, especially in the eastern part of the state, like the Quad Cities and Waterloo/Cedar Rapids as well as Iowa City, of course. Plus, it's the state that launched Obama.
Another reason I enjoy my trips across the Red River to Soonerland are signs at the gas stations like those shown below. I don't think they'd go over well in Iowa! :-)
Yeah, that’s where I live, Scott County ... working-class blue-collar Catholic Democrats who have voted Dem time out of mind, thinking that party to be the champion of the working man and little guy.
Took too darn long. Justice delayed is justice denied. Shows just how screwed up the penal system (not a justice system) is in this country.
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