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Missouri Executes Man in '89 Rape, Killing of Teen
ABC News ^ | 2/26/14 | Jim Salter

Posted on 02/26/2014 4:35:12 AM PST by DoodleDawg

A Missouri inmate was executed early Wednesday for abducting, raping and killing a Kansas City teenager as she waited for her school bus in 1989, marking the state's fourth lethal injection in as many months.

Michael Taylor, 47, was pronounced dead at 12: 10 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Federal courts and the governor had refused last-minute appeals from his attorneys, who argued that the execution drug purchased from a compounding pharmacy could have caused Taylor inhuman pain and suffering.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: crime; execution
Michael Taylor and his partner kidnapped, raped, and butchered a 15 year old girl 25 years ago. What make this story interesting, or disgusting, is the fact that his attorneys tried to block his execution by trying a new tactic of going after the small business compounding pharmacies that mix the chemicals that states use for executions. They identified the Oklahoma company that Missouri was using and basically threatened to destroy their business by publicizing their participation if they continued to supply the state. Their plan worked temporarily but fortunately Missouri found an alternate source and the scum got what he deserved. His partner is slated to join him in October I think.
1 posted on 02/26/2014 4:35:12 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Wow. He ran out of appeals after only 25 years?

/s


2 posted on 02/26/2014 4:43:22 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: DoodleDawg

Hanging still works, and it’s not at all “unusual”. And it’s certainly more humane than creatures like Taylor deserve.

The medical examiner estimated that it took the girl about 30 minutes to die after being stabbed numerous times.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 4:43:26 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Why can’t they just use the same drugs that veterinarians use to put down pets?
Personally, I’d inject the murdering SOB with Drano, but I’d settle for veterinary drugs.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 4:46:08 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Ann Harrison

5 posted on 02/26/2014 4:49:15 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Well that took a while.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 4:51:07 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: DoodleDawg

7 posted on 02/26/2014 4:51:33 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: DoodleDawg

The fact that it took so long indicates that there is little respect for human life among legislators and the liberal establishment.

If anyone cared about the life of the innocent victims, murderers would be put to death within weeks.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 4:52:51 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Ken H

It was a hate crime ....


9 posted on 02/26/2014 4:55:16 AM PST by Ken522
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To: BuffaloJack

I agree.

I’ve had to have several pets “put to sleep” over the years, and I have attended each one. The animal appears to be literally going to sleep. There are no gasps, no twitches, no convulsions, no cries of pain - they just close their eyes and then their breathing slows until it stops.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 5:00:52 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Ken H

Now that is a real surprise, who would have thought?


11 posted on 02/26/2014 5:01:27 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: DoodleDawg
They identified the Oklahoma company that Missouri was using and basically threatened to destroy their business by publicizing their participation if they continued to supply the state. Their plan worked temporarily but fortunately Missouri found an alternate source and the scum got what he deserved. His partner is slated to join him in October I think.

That sounds like grounds to charge the lawyers with obstruction of justice.

12 posted on 02/26/2014 5:05:41 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Ken522
It was a hate crime ....

No, Ken, it wasn't a hate crime. Look, if you don't get it by now, you may never. But let me explain it again. Hate crimes are special types of criminal charges reserved mostly for straight, white, males. And, in any case, if the victim is white and heterosexual, it is never a hate crime.
13 posted on 02/26/2014 5:11:26 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: DoodleDawg

I love good news!!


14 posted on 02/26/2014 5:13:55 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: DoodleDawg

I personally think that the SOB should have been executed by the slowest. most painful method possible.

I was on a jury last week for a scum that shot and killed a sleeping homeless man. We couldn’t give him death (it wasn’t “capital” murder) and two of the jurors didn’t “want it on their conscience) that they sent a man up for life, so he got 61 years.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 5:19:31 AM PST by fredhead (Join the Navy and see the world.....77% of which is covered in water.)
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To: Max in Utah
Hanging still works, and it’s not at all “unusual”. And it’s certainly more humane than creatures like Taylor deserve.

They would have to change the law to do that and it'd apply only to future death penalty convictions. I just find it nauseating that his lawyers were complaining about his pain and suffering. What about Ann Harrison and her pain and suffering and terror? These guys got off easy.

16 posted on 02/26/2014 5:26:33 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SamAdams76
Well that took a while.

I was 8 when it happened. And while the murder didn't register I do remember that for the rest of that school year my mother would walk my sister and me to the bus stop and wait until the bus arrived, and she would be there waiting when the bus dropped us off. We're talking about half a block. She never told me why other than "Oh I just feel like getting out of the house for a few minutes" but it was all about Ann Harrison.

17 posted on 02/26/2014 5:34:14 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: WayneS
Wow. He ran out of appeals after only 25 years?

Please sit down before reading further.

It's not clear. The article states: "[Taylor's attorneys] also cited concerns about the state executing inmates before appeals were complete."

18 posted on 02/26/2014 5:34:51 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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You were 8?!

I was 1!

This Yokel has been on Death Row MY WHOLE LIFE!

We went from Bi-Planes to ME262 Jet Fighters in less time >:(

19 posted on 02/26/2014 5:37:14 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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'Ground zero' for the death penalty (Missouri)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3127162/posts

20 posted on 02/26/2014 6:05:05 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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Both of the subhuman vermin who kidnapped, tortured, raped then without mercy, murdered the teenager, Ann Harrison, have been on death row longer than Ann Harrison was alive!

That anyone, including the slime attorneys who "represent" vermin like these, who have the audacity to claim that somehow putting them down in a manner that one puts a beloved family pet "to sleep," somehow deprives them of their "constitutional rights," or that the drugs are compounded in any negligent way as to "cause pain, suffering, etc." is an insult to decent, law-abiding people everywhere!

Even the local news on radio, tiptoed around sounding "compassionate" toward the murderer and attempted to make verbal sense out of the argument(s) put forth by the attorney for Taylor. Believe me, this was no easy task but the news reader did her best to avoid insult those of us who remember the shock and disgust of Harrison's senseless murder.

Note to the person concerned that another appeal might have been being attempted, the MO taxpayers have been on the hoof for more than 25 years when a jury unanimously found both perps guilty with physical proof. The appeals are no longer over guilt but over whether drugs used in executions may or may not "cause inhuman ........"

21 posted on 02/26/2014 6:10:20 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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The crime happened in 1989? “Just now marking the state’s fourth lethal injection in as many months”

What the hell took so long? I’d like to know exactly how much money it cost for this one fool to be “kept” for these past 25 years. The cost of a single bullet back in 1989 was probably about $0.20.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 6:15:09 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: DoodleDawg

$.10 of .22lr will solve that problem.

Might flop around and kick a bit but he’ll stop.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 7:06:06 AM PST by IMR 4350
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