Skip to comments.Two executed in US with unapproved drugs
Posted on 10/09/2013 9:38:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Two men were executed in the United States with a drug not yet approved by federal authorities.
In Texas, which has put to death more people than any other US state, prison authorities said Michael Yowell was pronounced dead at 7:11 pm.
Yowell was sentenced to death for killing his parents when he was 28 years old after stealing money from them to buy drugs. He had also opened a gas valve so that the house would explode.
In Arizona, 71-year-old Edward Schad died at 10:12 am.
Schad was sentenced to death for the 1978 murder of a 74-year-old whose corpse was found with a cord around its neck eight days after he left for a road trip.
Both Schad and Yowell were executed using a lethal injection with a new barbiturate customized by a compounding pharmacy.
The US Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the drug.
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Then what's the problem, if any?
I’m sure bleach would be just as effective.
What about just using good old air? Embolism.
>> It seems the clinical trials for these drugs were successful.
Yep, and 100% of the control group — who were not administered the drug — did NOT die.
>> What about just using good old air? Embolism.
What about just sucking all the air out of their airtight bedroom some night when they least expect it?
No pain, no anxiety, no taxpayer cost.
Hey, they’d be getting better than their VICTIMS got...
When did they stop making good hemp rope?
Don’t they know that these “unapproved” drugs are unhealthy for those on death row? Hrumpf! Hrumpf!
How about copper-jacketed lead?
There seems to be plenty of clinical evidence of its effectiveness. Especially in the .30-06 variety.
The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
It does not guarantee a painless execution.
We need to send those scheduled for execution to one of those “euthanasia” clinics in Switzerland. Maybe the commie libs will quit their b*tching.
There would be absolutely no pain or sensation.. hypoxia
Couldn’t we just give them an overdose of dihydrogen monoxide?
As a thought, could we just take them skydiving?
I can’t top that.
Well, I for one, sure approve of the drug.
Or how about big vats of acid? We really have to at some point make people fear the death penalty again.
"Fill it with water."
Sooner or later states are going to start using nitrogen asphyxiation as a means of execution. Don’t expect that, however, to put an end to the pettifogging protests of the anti-death penalty crowd.
Well, there is another European invention, any patent on which has long since expired, and which does not need clinical trials, its operation being obviously correct by inspection. That would be the product of Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin's 1789 ingenuity, which has a 100% success rate in actual use.
I had a hilarious response but’ that takes the cake.
Listened to the local news tonight from Houston. Broadcasters are screaming how bad it is, how painful, etc. But, yes, it did seem to be successful so they should just leave it alone. Who cares about whether the FDA approves a drug used for execution or not. If we hung them with a rope, they’d probably complain about the type we used. Good grief.
That really doesn’t make sense seeing as they are dying anyway. They aren’t taking it for good health.
That said, I’ve said it here before and I’ll say it again, I only support the death penalty is rare circumstances and prefer life imprisonment.
And, you know, without FDA approval, it might be bad for you or something!
Seems they believe like General Ben Raines.
Wait...this isn’t “The Onion”?
Only when placed on the midline between and 1.5 inches above the right and left nostrils.
How about Zyklon B? Thoroughly tested. And cheap.
Executions should be swift and gory.
To Agence Frog Presse’. The drugs worked, Encoulez-vous!
With a Guillotine, the executioner can really “get ahead” in his job.
Theme song of the Executioners’ Guild - “I Ain’t Got No Body”
Second theme song: “I’m head over heels over you”
It’s getting late. That’s all you get for free.
Louis 16th was found to have “no head for the business”....His wife Marie was found “quite beside her self”...Robespierre, acted with revolutionary flame, alas to soon beheaded in revolutionary shame...
and finally the last recorded words of the very last guillotined victim of the Revolution, a colorful clothier to the rich and bourgeoisie, one Claude Le Poissant
“Sacre Bleu, to have died wearing mismatched stockings...”
The FDA has to approve?
They follow the same “safe and effective” rule?
Do they still rub the spot on the arm with alcohol?
Lead is the best Poison if administered in the proper manner. It’s also the most cost effective remedy.
If you don’t want to hurt the darlings, what is wrong with giving them the same stuff that knocks people out before surgery but just give them a whole lot of it (or something else) when they are out? I was looking around and found a list that mentioned propofol, etomidate, methohexital, pentothal, and ketamine. I don’t know anything about these, but I would imagine they would work.
OD of barbiturates is one of the methods used to euthanize animals. Under normal conditions, that’s painless by intent.
Therefore, this is TOO KIND for these criminals. The gentle end for a faithful pet who’s come to the end of their life is far better than criminals deserve!
Who the hell cares how they are killed?
They should experience a horrible death that takes as long as the murder and torture they performed on the citizen they killed. Furthermore, it should be held in the public and be done in the same manner as the original murder.
Coddling criminals has become the bane of our justice system.
Just curious. What are some of those rare circumstances you reference?
Second question: do you think it is right to make the taxpayers support these vermin for the rest of their natural lives? (Incidentally, I would think the death sentence appropriate for more than just murder; we have lots of "things" behind bars that do not deserve to live ever again in society.)
You and I both know the Houston television media is full of crap!”
You betcha’. Channel 13 ran the story on the guy mowing in DC as a “feel good” issue, but glossed over his run in with the DC police thugs including the fact that he was asked to leave. I printed off the complete newspaper article including pictures and sent it to their news department and asked them to cover the “rest of the story”. They will “investigate” and get back to me.
All the commercials about Hall not paying his taxes are making my head hurt. But at least all the backlog of rape kits is being processed and in exchange for spending $2.4M dollars they already “may” have solved one case and made one arrest. Interesting that the Mayor has launched this campaign to clean up this very old issue just in time for the election. Wonder when she is going to come out in support for Wendy Davis’ run for Governor.
They haven't, but we (Arizona, that is) stopped using it for hangings after we had a bizarre incident early last century. We hung a woman, and when she reached the end of her rope, she lost her head...so to speak.
Not being the barbarians many folks assume we are, we decided not to take a chance on having that happen again. So, no more hangings.
Bring back Old Sparky.
Bad for you? You could even get killed!
When did they stop making good hemp rope?
The proper Knot was outlawed.....
“cruel and unusual punishment”....No such thing exists.
Small airtight room. Gallon each of beach and ammonia. Throw in criminal, dump in ammonia and bleach, close and seal door. Wait an hour or so, vent room, remove carrion. Repeat as needed.
Cheap and effective.
Nothing, if as soon as they are "out" you remove all useful body parts, drain all blood and dispose of the rest. Recycling, you know.