Skip to comments.Missouri executes Michael Taylor for '89 rape, killing of Ann Harrison, 15
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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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.
No loss for society.
Why does it take so damn long to flush this sewage?
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.
What Ive wondered for years is why we dont use the same chemicals that Hermann Goering and Himler used to almost immediately snuff out their lives: cyanide. Ya put a capsule in the POSs mouth, break it open, and kill the bastard.
Whats the big problem? Its almost immediate, cheap, and quite effective.
All were doing is letting the libtards toy with the executions and drag law abiding citizens through court.
Personally, Id love to just use a firing squad. Probably a lot cheaper.
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.
Who fricking cares about "inhumane pain and suffering" for an animal like that?
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.
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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!
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 ...
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.
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!
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 Nunleys 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 didnt 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.
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?
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.
The little girl was 15 + 10 = 25 years.
I was going to school up in that area when that happened. I remember this story as it was breaking news.
OH I see what you’re talking about.
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!
I agree. Now how do we popularize it?
“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.
Agreed. Should have been executed decades ago.
A guy tried to assassinate FDR but missed and instead killed a mayor. I think they executed him in a couple of weeks.
Every lawyer and judge involved in this delay of justice should be prosecuted for violation of the 6th amendment.
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...
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.
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.
But he sucked oxygen for ten more years after the foul deed than the poor little girl lived on earth.
A waste of tax dollars and oxygen for more than two decades.
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.
Seems to be the case for some judges. :-(
Yes but it took to long to make me smile
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, theres 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. Its a waste just snuffing these useless bags of blood and bones and then throwing away their perfectly good organs.
Takes way way too long
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.
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.
It was a gain, but why did it take so long ?
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?......
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.