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Controversial execution in Ohio uses new drug combination
cnn ^ | 1/16/14 | Dana Ford and Ashley Fantz

Posted on 01/16/2014 2:07:58 PM PST by bestintxas

Ohio inmate Dennis McGuire appeared to gasp and convulse for roughly 10 minutes before he finally died Thursday during his execution by lethal injection using a new combination of drugs, reporters who witnessed it said.

He was convicted in 1994 of the rape and murder of 22-year-old Joy Stewart, who was seven months pregnant. Her relatives were at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville to witness his death, according to tweets from television reporter Sheila Gray.

McGuire's "children and daughter-in-law were crying and visibly upset," Gray tweeted.

Killer executed in Ohio A Dayton Daily News reporter who also watched the execution said that before the drugs took effect, McGuire thanked Stewart's family for a letter he apparently got. "I'm sorry," McGuire reportedly said.

The convicted murderer was pronounced dead at 10:53 a.m. ET,

The execution generated controversy because, like many states, Ohio has been forced to find new drug protocols after European-based manufacturers banned U.S. prisons from using their drugs in executions -- among them, Danish-based Lundbeck, which manufactures pentobarbital.

The state used a combination of the drugs midazolam, a sedative; and the painkiller hydromorphone, the state corrections department told CNN.

In an opinion piece written for CNN earlier this week, a law professor noted that McGuire's attorneys argued he would "suffocate to death in agony and terror."

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The guy has been awaiting death for 20 years.

His crime? Article notes "He was convicted in 1994 of the rape and murder of 22-year-old Joy Stewart, who was seven months pregnant. Her throat was cut and she had been sodomized."

This happened 5 years before he was convicted, so a total of 24 years he has not had to pay for his sins.

All who feel sorry for this poor guy's death of agony please feel free to contribute response.

1 posted on 01/16/2014 2:07:58 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

I’m good.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 2:12:46 PM PST by VA40
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To: bestintxas

Weird family to show up at his execution. No mention of how the victim’s family felt. Media makes out the killer is the victim.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 2:13:33 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: bestintxas
All who feel sorry for this poor guy's death of agony please feel free to contribute response.

I don't feel sorry for him nor do I doubt he deserved what he got. But the sentence was death, not slow and agonizing death. The sentence as proscribed by law is what should be carried out or the sentence should be changed.I also agree that the 24-year delay in carrying out the sentence also should not have happened.

4 posted on 01/16/2014 2:13:56 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: bestintxas

Nitrogen Asphyxiation - 99% nitrogen gas at 1.1 atmospheres through a breathing mask until the brain waves are flat.

Nitrogen is all natural
Causes rapid unconsciousness
No toxic chemicals
No pain
No fuss
No mess


5 posted on 01/16/2014 2:15:55 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: bestintxas

Why not just use pure heroin?.......................


6 posted on 01/16/2014 2:18:43 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: bestintxas

Why don’t they just use heroin/morphine?


7 posted on 01/16/2014 2:18:46 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Red Badger

3 seconds!


8 posted on 01/16/2014 2:19:35 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: bestintxas
All who feel sorry for this poor guy's death of agony please feel free to contribute response.

The guy was a rapist, sodomite, and murderer of a woman and her unborn child. How do we know this criminal wasn't acting out gasping and convulsing? Of course, if he wasn't faking it, consider it icing on the capital punishment cake.

9 posted on 01/16/2014 2:19:47 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: bestintxas

Good grief! What’s the big deal? Just give them the same stuff that they use to humanely put dogs down with! One shot and the dog goes to sleep and stops breathing, another shot and the dog’s heart stops beating.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 2:20:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Red Badger

Oops, 1 min and 3 seconds. Still.....


11 posted on 01/16/2014 2:20:46 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: taxcontrol

Your solution is spot on! Unfortunately it is too much common sense for the libtards to accept...


12 posted on 01/16/2014 2:21:16 PM PST by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces!)
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To: taxcontrol

Sounds like a plan.

Wouldn’t a plastic bag over the head work just as well?


13 posted on 01/16/2014 2:21:24 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: All

It really doesn’t have to be this way,,, I think they are purposely not using the ‘right’ combination of drugs to make the death penalty a more controversial subject. As a Veterinarian, we use a two injection method, and it goes very smoothly.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 2:22:55 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: taxcontrol

Nitrogen is dirt cheap, and a K-bottle of compressed dry nitrogen should be enough to speed several murderers on their way ...


15 posted on 01/16/2014 2:23:22 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: taxcontrol

An even simpler method....straight helium.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 2:23:31 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: taxcontrol

Dittos.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 2:23:45 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: taxcontrol

The part I like most is it can be applied to multiple, S-itholes, at the same time at no additional expense!
Roll out the Orange/ Red tanks!


18 posted on 01/16/2014 2:24:00 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: bestintxas

He’s dead isn’t he?

Mission accomplshed


19 posted on 01/16/2014 2:25:17 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: bestintxas

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. It does not guarantee a painless execution.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 2:25:19 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: taxcontrol

They could try using a 25’ length of rope around the neck and dropping the condemned from 35’ up. It would be pretty quick, if that’s the issue.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 2:26:34 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Carl Vehse

I am sure he was completely out. The drugs relaxed the muscles of his airway, hence the snoring and gasping.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 2:26:40 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: rottndog

Helium is vastly more expensive than nitrogen, and is in somewhat short supply.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 2:26:49 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: rottndog

It would make their last words more fun


24 posted on 01/16/2014 2:27:33 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: bestintxas

In an opinion piece written for CNN earlier this week, a law professor noted that McGuire’s attorneys argued he would “suffocate to death in agony and terror.
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And this is a bad thing?


25 posted on 01/16/2014 2:27:55 PM PST by Joshua (Jimmy is the reason for this)
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To: bestintxas

Not that I sympathize with the worthless POS who was executed, but 10 minutes of convulsions? What they heck are they doing?

My veterinarian has a drug mixture he can inject into a 175 lb dog, which kills it in about 30 seconds with no convulsions, no spasms, no gasping for breath, no nothing except eyes closing, breathing and heartbeat slowing to a stop.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 2:30:24 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: bestintxas
Why do we have to complicate things? Last I remember, this execution device has withstood court challenges, it is quick, it is VERY public, and seems it would have more of the desired effect:


27 posted on 01/16/2014 2:32:48 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: NorthMountain

GMTA
I worked with placing N, on underground telephone cables and we all had to learn it’s dangers. “Never to be opened in enclosed areas”.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 2:33:04 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: NorthMountain

. . . if only we had a strategic federal reserve . . .


29 posted on 01/16/2014 2:33:37 PM PST by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: muir_redwoods

That’s wicked, but funny.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 2:34:46 PM PST by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: facedown

They probably don’t use it because they don’t want him to get addicted......................


31 posted on 01/16/2014 2:34:54 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: bestintxas

No controversy here, except perhaps that this demon did not suffer *enough*. I always feel badly for the family of the perp, but he deserved death, period.
We have had a spate of killings in NE Pa recently, and if I had my way, all the murderers would be dead before spring. Bob


32 posted on 01/16/2014 2:36:10 PM PST by alstewartfan (A century later I scan the equator on my Egyptian couch. Al Stewart)
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To: Andyman

We had one ... not sure how much is left, but the price has really jumped in the last 10 years.


33 posted on 01/16/2014 2:36:55 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: CharlotteVRWC
It really doesn’t have to be this way,,, I think they are purposely not using the ‘right’ combination of drugs to make the death penalty a more controversial subject. As a Veterinarian, we use a two injection method, and it goes very smoothly.

No their supply has been cut. Read why:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/15/justice/states-lethal-injection-drugs/index.html

34 posted on 01/16/2014 2:38:40 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: bestintxas
Ohio has been forced to find new drug protocols after European-based manufacturers banned U.S. prisons from using their drugs in executions -- among them, Danish-based Lundbeck, which manufactures pentobarbital.

Sounds like a market has just opened up in the U.S.

Stingy Europe. They want to hog all their killin' drugs for grannies and sick children.

35 posted on 01/16/2014 2:38:55 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: muir_redwoods

He forgot to carry his angel coin. Oh well, next time..... Bob


36 posted on 01/16/2014 2:39:05 PM PST by alstewartfan (A century later I scan the equator on my Egyptian couch. Al Stewart)
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To: TheBattman

We could use about ten of these at the white house

37 posted on 01/16/2014 2:40:07 PM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: rottndog

“An even simpler method....straight helium.”

Expensive, and wasteful. Lead poisoning seemed to work fairly well for hundreds of years...what happened?


38 posted on 01/16/2014 2:41:01 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: bestintxas

“McGuire’s children and daughter-in-law were crying and visibly upset”

So what? “The family of the brutally raped and murdered woman cried and were visibly upset when they found out about the death of Ms Stewart.”


39 posted on 01/16/2014 2:41:31 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: bestintxas

This is such a fake controversy. give the guy 20-30- heck give him 100 mg of ativan IV, followed by 4-500 mg of succinyl choline, 500meq of KCl, stick a tag on his toe, toss him in a bag and throw him in a hole. The walk away.

He’s a murdering POS and his family should be told that the state is getting rid of this cock roach and you’d be best to forget he ever existed.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 2:42:30 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: workerbee

“Stingy Europe. They want to hog all their killin’ drugs for grannies and sick children. “

You have hit the nail on the head.


41 posted on 01/16/2014 2:42:58 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: luvbach1

Ten minutes, as anyone [me for example] who’s watched a loved one die from cancer over the course of six or seven months will tell you, is not “slow and agonizing.” It is probably not even “slow and agonizing” compared with the relatively rapid death of his victim. Your concern is misplaced.


42 posted on 01/16/2014 2:44:26 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: bestintxas

I am trying to find some compassion. Cannot do it. For his victim, yes.


43 posted on 01/16/2014 2:45:44 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: bestintxas

Good riddance!

44 posted on 01/16/2014 2:47:50 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SkyDancer
Weird family to show up at his execution. No mention of how the victim’s family felt. Media makes out the killer is the victim.

Another article I saw about this mentioned the sister of the victim stated that they had forgiven him, but that does not negate him receiving his just punishment for the crime.
45 posted on 01/16/2014 2:50:59 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: VA40

Yup. Fine over here.


46 posted on 01/16/2014 2:52:18 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: bestintxas

As opposed to a trip through a wood chipper.


47 posted on 01/16/2014 2:53:13 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bamtha a: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: luvbach1

“I don’t feel sorry for him nor do I doubt he deserved what he got. But the sentence was death, not slow and agonizing death. The sentence as proscribed by law is what should be carried out or the sentence should be changed. I also agree that the 24-year delay in carrying out the sentence also should not have happened.”

I suppose that you are referencing “cruel and unusual” punishment.

Please define for us, “cruel and unusual punishment”. My point: Everyone on the planet has an opinion as to what ‘cruel and unusual’ means because it is not specifically defined in the Constitution”.

My opinion is that I hope he suffered a lot during his death throes and ask why couldn’t his suffering last a lot longer?


48 posted on 01/16/2014 2:53:20 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: bestintxas
Pick one.


49 posted on 01/16/2014 2:55:34 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Svartalfiar

I’d go along with it if the murdered woman forgave him. Seems only fair. Oh, and the baby he killed too.


50 posted on 01/16/2014 2:55:41 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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