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Missouri executes Michael Taylor for '89 rape, killing of Ann Harrison, 15
http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | 02/26/2014 | AP

Posted on 02/26/2014 8:35:40 AM PST by ThinkingBuddha

BONNE TERRE, Missouri -- 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 execution by lethal injection in as many months.

Michael Taylor, 47, was pronounced dead shortly 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 inhumane pain and suffering.

Taylor offered no final statement. He mouthed silent words to his parents, two clergymen and two other relatives who witnessed his death. As the process began, he took two deep breaths before closing his eyes for the last time. There were no obvious signs of distress.

His victim, 15-year-old Ann Harrison, was in her driveway - carrying her school books, flute and purse - when she was abducted by Taylor and Roderick Nunley. The men pulled her into their car, took her to a home, then raped and fatally stabbed the teenager as she pleaded for her life.

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1 posted on 02/26/2014 8:35:40 AM PST by ThinkingBuddha
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Nitrogen Asphyxiation - painless, no mess, no fuss. Just strap the condemned to a chair, put on a breathing mask and a brain monitor. Flow 1.1 atmospheres of 99% pure nitrogen and wait for the brain waves to go flat.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 8:39:43 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: ThinkingBuddha

No loss for society.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:36 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: ThinkingBuddha
I'm glad the perp finally got his due. But he sucked oxygen for ten more years after the foul deed than the poor little girl lived on earth.

Why does it take so damn long to flush this sewage?

4 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:37 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

For a crime that took place in 1989?? Oh, my. Why does justice take that long. Why? It is not justice if it takes that long to administer. Justice delayed is justice denied. Period.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:52 AM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

What I’ve wondered for years is why we don’t use the same chemicals that Hermann Goering and Himler used to almost immediately snuff out their lives: cyanide. Ya’ put a capsule in the POS’s mouth, break it open, and kill the bastard.

What’s the big problem? It’s almost immediate, cheap, and quite effective.

All we’re doing is letting the libtards toy with the executions and drag law abiding citizens through court.

Personally, I’d love to just use a firing squad. Probably a lot cheaper.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 8:44:07 AM PST by laweeks
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To: ThinkingBuddha

What part of kidnapping, raping, and murdering an innocent little girl makes liberals look at this and want to save this evil man’s life? What part of total innocence makes liberals look at an unborn child and demand not just a right to murder the innocent but also that our money subsidize their attacks on the innocent? I don’t think it’s possible for decent people and progressives to compromise.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 8:44:21 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

8 posted on 02/26/2014 8:45:13 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: ThinkingBuddha
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 inhumane pain and suffering.

Who fricking cares about "inhumane pain and suffering" for an animal like that?

9 posted on 02/26/2014 8:46:29 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

25 years is way too long. I saw a story recently about a man who blew up a United Airways plane in 1955 killing all aboard. He did it to kill his mother who was a passenger. The state of Colorado executed him 14 months after the crime was committed.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 8:47:25 AM PST by slumber1 (Moderation is overrated)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

More of Holder's people.
11 posted on 02/26/2014 8:48:01 AM PST by meadsjn
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To: ThinkingBuddha
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12 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:41 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: laweeks
What’s the big problem? It’s almost immediate, cheap, and quite effective.

But, but...it might HURT!

Can't have the poor baby feel any of the pain that he may have inflicted on his victims.

Why, that would make him a victim and we can't have that!

13 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:41 AM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: slumber1

That is the opening event for the movie The FBI Story with James Stewart...

It had quite an effect on me when I saw it years ago as a young ster...

They caught him because he bought extra life insurance on his mother ...


14 posted on 02/26/2014 8:52:46 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Slyfox

How absolutely revolting. This just shows how sick this sociey has become. Concern about causing “inhumane pain and suffering” for the guy who brutally raped and stabbed to death a beautiful, innocent little child.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 8:53:24 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha
"...last-minute appeals from his attorneys, who argued that the execution drug purchased from a compounding pharmacy could have caused Taylor inhumane pain and suffering."

Hm, let's see:

A 15-year-old girl abducted, horrified, terrorized, sexually brutalized and killed over a period of at the very least an hour and probably days, robbing her of the tender love of a husband, children and grandchildren and being able to look after her parents in their old age, as compared to 15-30 minutes of "inhumane pain" to the one who inflicted this suffering on her and her family.

Such a dilemma, Your Honor!

16 posted on 02/26/2014 8:55:18 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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17 posted on 02/26/2014 8:55:35 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They later told police that they had been binging on crack cocaine that morning. Both ultimately confessed, although each portrayed the other as the aggressor in the attack.

After spotting Ann, one attacker got out of the car, grabbed her and tossed her into the vehicle. She screamed and fought, but they threatened to kill her if she did not stop.

They drove her to the home of Nunley’s mother in south Kansas City. They forced her into the basement and bound her hands with wire.

In his confession, Taylor said that they both raped her. His DNA was recovered. There was no physical evidence linking Nunley to the sexual assault, and he has always denied that he raped her.

While she was enduring the assault, her family and friends were beginning the frantic search for Ann, whose books, purse and flute case were left neatly piled on the ground.

After raping her, they debated whether to kill her. Nunley said Taylor insisted on it. Taylor said it was Nunley.

A prosecutor later said that it didn’t matter, calling them a “sadistic tag team.”

Ann refused when they told her to get in the car trunk. She pleaded with them not to kill her and said her parents would pay them if they let her go. They pretended to go along with that idea and said they were going to drive her to a pay phone to call her parents.

Instead, they got knives from the kitchen and stabbed her to death.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/26/4849814/killer-of-ann-harrison-is-put.html#storylink=cpy


18 posted on 02/26/2014 8:57:13 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: meadsjn

How much more statistical proof need their be to show that the Black community is a rotting diseased corpse? Where are the Black men of God who will stop searching for earthly riches and popularity and speak to the issues of their community?


19 posted on 02/26/2014 8:57:30 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Vigilanteman
ten more years after the foul deed than the poor little girl lived on earth

25 years

20 posted on 02/26/2014 8:57:31 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Ann Harrison would be 40 years old today, probably going to her children’s baseball games and piano recitals. Maybe getting one of them ready for the High School Prom.

Michael Taylor was not, ever, going to amount to anything.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 9:01:00 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: from occupied ga

The little girl was 15 + 10 = 25 years.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 9:01:03 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I was going to school up in that area when that happened. I remember this story as it was breaking news.

How horrific.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 9:04:46 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Vigilanteman

OH I see what you’re talking about.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 9:13:33 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Obadiah
These embroidered and convoluted appeals are what I loathe about what American criminal justice has turned into. This godless judiciary seems to think that allowing murderers and rapists to gain parole and maim, torture and kill again is preferable to the occasional and regrettable erroneous execution. "Better that ten go free rather than kill one innocent", etc. Now that we have the DNA standard of proof in some cases, we should be able to eliminate some of these lengthy appeals. If someone is innocent and is mistakenly executed after exhausting reasonable appeals, he or she can be considered to have died in service to his country.
25 posted on 02/26/2014 9:17:02 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha
...could have caused Taylor inhumane pain and suffering.

Having worked in a big city ER for 20+ years I've seen more people die than I care to recall.The deaths were due to heart attacks,strokes,cancer,car accidents,drug ODs,suicides....and murder.In regard to the murder victims,these pig lawyers screaming "inhumane" don't have the first clue what "inhumane" looks like....sounds like...smells like.

I,and others,OTOH,*do* know.And being put quietly to sleep ain't it!

26 posted on 02/26/2014 9:17:46 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: taxcontrol
Nitrogen Asphyxiation.

I agree. Now how do we popularize it?

27 posted on 02/26/2014 9:19:25 AM PST by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha; tx_eggman
pronounced dead shortly at 12:10 a.m

We have lost all sense of literacy in this country...
28 posted on 02/26/2014 9:20:35 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

“He mouthed silent words to his parents”

I could administer the lethal dose to this cretin myself, but I can’t understand the parents being witnesses to his execution.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 9:23:21 AM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: ThinkingBuddha

NEXT!


30 posted on 02/26/2014 9:24:06 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Vigilanteman

Agreed. Should have been executed decades ago.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 9:32:55 AM PST by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: slumber1

A guy tried to assassinate FDR but missed and instead killed a mayor. I think they executed him in a couple of weeks.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 9:36:13 AM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Every lawyer and judge involved in this delay of justice should be prosecuted for violation of the 6th amendment.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 9:39:36 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Albion Wilde

While I tend to agree with you, I wonder would it make a difference if that innocent put to death was You, or your wife/daughter/son/brother?

I’m all for a quick put down when the scum are clearly guilty...


34 posted on 02/26/2014 9:39:52 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Article didn’t provide much info on Roderick Nunley and his sentence. Hopefully 2014 will be the year of justice to prevail in his case as well.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 9:39:55 AM PST by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: wyowolf

Freedom isn’t free. People have to raise their children so that incarceration is only a remote likelihood. Stay away from drugs, questionable companions and activities. Does the mother whose child dies in battle feel it any less? Wars are started by the old and ended by those in their prime of life.


36 posted on 02/26/2014 9:46:29 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Vigilanteman

But he sucked oxygen for ten more years after the foul deed than the poor little girl lived on earth.


His years alive after killing her were as many as all her years on earth.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 9:47:52 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

...plus 10


38 posted on 02/26/2014 9:48:31 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

A waste of tax dollars and oxygen for more than two decades.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 9:50:45 AM PST by bgill
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To: slumber1

Just read the story. Jack Gilbert Graham. And he said he didn’t feel sorry for the people he murdered. Too bad he only got the gas chamber instead of being blown up with dynamite like he use to blow up the plane. But he was executed fairly quickly.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 9:51:24 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Albion Wilde
Such a dilemma, Your Honor!

Seems to be the case for some judges. :-(

41 posted on 02/26/2014 9:53:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Yes but it took to long to make me smile


42 posted on 02/26/2014 9:54:11 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Considering the amount of people waiting for organ donations, these foul individuals should be given the chance to redeem themselves through the donation of their organs. The lethal injection method is probably not conducive with organ harvesting, but hanging or some sort of strangulation can leave a body still alive and ripe for harvesting. I wonder if the state or federal systems have considered this option. Of course, there’s always the alternative. They can volunteer for organ donation, then again the state can always consider making it a mandatory part of the death sentence. ‘You are hereby sentenced to brain death, and upon the death of your brain your organs will be donated to deserving individuals’… Or some wording of that sort. It’s a waste just snuffing these useless bags of blood and bones and then throwing away their perfectly good organs.


43 posted on 02/26/2014 9:55:15 AM PST by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Takes way way too long


44 posted on 02/26/2014 9:55:47 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Albion Wilde

true about the raising part.

But a mother who loses her child in battle, the child joined up of his own free will. He knew that was a def risk. He didn’t just get framed for something he had no part in. Just because he was at the wrong time/place.

Ideals are one thing, but when its you dancing on the end of the noose, maybe not quite as clear cut.


45 posted on 02/26/2014 10:12:08 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: ThinkingBuddha

We should have public hangings at the high school sports facilities when football is out of season...fill the stands on a warm summer night, sell drinks and snacks, maybe have a few local bands play, and then stringin’ time. Proceeds to the victims’ family or a charity of their choice. Win-win.


46 posted on 02/26/2014 10:12:48 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS?!
47 posted on 02/26/2014 10:14:36 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: vladimir998

It was a gain, but why did it take so long ?


48 posted on 02/26/2014 11:08:08 AM PST by Carry me back
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To: meadsjn
pretty much figured....well I guess the good part is this feral animal of evil did't get a chance to produce anymore of his kind while he sat breathing air on death row...

what was his excues to his parents?...that he was wrongly convicted...that he just wanted to have sex with a white girl?...that he accidentally murdered this young teenager?......

49 posted on 02/26/2014 11:49:44 AM PST by cherry
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To: wyowolf

I stand by what I said. A populace that demands perfection from its legal system will get the opposite — no justice for an unjustly disproportionate number of the victims or their families.

Obsessing over justice for the criminal instead of justice for the victims and their families is what has gotten us in the shape we are in. Always thinking about someone’s feeeeeeelings instead of blind justice and right and wrong.

Can we afford to continue allowing hideous rapes and abuses by parolees or the exonerated-on-a-technicality in cases where there has been overwhelming proof? I am not talking about circumstantial evidence cases here, but solid video and DNA evidence and non-coerced confessions.

There is perfection only in heaven. As long as our justice system make every possible effort not to convict the innocent, we should condemn this practice of getting the obviously guilty off on technicalities and appeals to sentiment or utopianism. If one innocent dies so that thousands can live with justice instead of injustice, is that not preferable?

We should not take any pleasure in it, nor allow any railroading or withheld evidence — police or prosecutors who do that should also receive all due justice.


50 posted on 02/26/2014 12:12:36 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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