Skip to comments.Missouri Executes Man in '89 Rape, Killing of Teen
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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Wow. He ran out of appeals after only 25 years?
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.
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.
Well that took a while.
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.
It was a hate crime ....
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.
Now that is a real surprise, who would have thought?
That sounds like grounds to charge the lawyers with obstruction of justice.
I love good news!!
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 >:(
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 ........"
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.
$.10 of .22lr will solve that problem.
Might flop around and kick a bit but he’ll stop.