Skip to comments.Court Reschedules Executions of Two Oklahoma Inmates after State Canít Find Supply of Killer Drugs
Posted on 03/18/2014 7:39:00 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
The executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner were put off until April 22 and April 29. The state has had difficulty finding the ingredients of the cocktail used to execute prisoners.
OKLAHOMA CITY An Oklahoma court on Tuesday rescheduled a pair of executions set for this week and next so state prison officials will have more time to find a supply of drugs for the lethal injections.
The decision came in a lawsuit in which two inmates had sought more information about the drugs that would be used to execute them later this month. The inmates had sought a stay of their executions, but the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals said that request was moot because the state Department of Corrections doesn't have enough drugs on hand to carry out their death sentences.
"The attorney general's attestations give this court no confidence that the state will be able to procure the necessary drugs before the scheduled executions are carried out," the court wrote.
Oklahoma and other states that have the death penalty have been scrambling for substitute drugs or new sources for drugs for lethal injections after major drugmakers many based in Europe with longtime opposition to the death penalty stopped selling to prisons and corrections departments
While the judges didn't rule on the merit of the inmates' stay request, they pushed their executions back a month Clayton Lockett to April 22 and Charles Warner to April 29.
"We were hoping for a stay until the district court can rule, but this effectively gives us that," Seth Day, one of the lawyers for the inmates, said in a telephone interview.
Isn’t that mostly NaOH or have I forgotten my chemistry?
They run out of rope and bullets?
Just shoot them.
Seriously, their state legislature should make a quick law authorizing a firing squad. Problem solved.
Didn’t the libs give us the solution in the Terri Schiavo incident? Starving is humane and even euphoric.
“They run out of rope and bullets?”
They haven’t even got PAINT for the friggin’ JAIL!;)
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A syringe of Black Leaf 40 works well.
The Cherokees used to execute their criminals by standing them in front of a tree, blindfold them and pin a paper heart over the heart. Then a Cherokee firing squad would do the job.
Then there is the way Hanging Judge Parker did it in Fort Smith.
Nitrogen Asphyxiation - Strap in the condemned, put on a brain wave reading device, apply a breathing mask at 1.1 atmospheres. When the time comes for the execution to be carried out, switch the airflow to 99% nitrogen. Then all you have to do is wait for the brain waves to go flat.
cheap (nitrogen makes up over 70% of the atmosphere) No pain, no mess, condemned goes to sleep and never wakes up.
Cherokee crime and executions...1890
Are there no anesthesia drugs available anymore?
Then frickin’ shoot them. Geez.
Put them on Obamacare.
Execute them in the very same manner they MURDERED their victims.
Sound about right to me.
Give them each two grams of heroin, and a hooker dressed as a hot nurse with the hardware to deliver it. It seems to work pretty well when killing off Hollywood’s finest.
Screw that! I need it for My foot pain worse!
I’ll donate a box of ammo.
I volunteer to make some “killer drugs”
Seriously, this is so stupid and dishonest.
Seriously, just give them a "Michael Jackson" propynol cocktail.
Is there a nearby zoo with lions?
How about using an axe.
Put the IV in and just drain their blood
Lead poisoning works just fine, and it’s quick.
I am against the death penalty. BUT, if it’s going to be carried out I don’t see the point of holding it up because some drug is unavailable. I have to assume a bullet through the brain is painless, and dare I say, humane. It’s messy for sure. It is obvious the only reason simple methods of killing are not used is to spare us citizens the uncomfortable and messy business of homocide.
Let them make a useful contribution.
Let them be organ donors. . . Piecemeal. . . a left kidney here, an eye there, skin graft over there, then a heart/lung finale!
Alternatively, toss ‘me into a cell with fifty rattle snakes. But, then that might be cruel to the rattle snakes.
When I read about what the killers did, a little messiness seems justified.
This is a political problem, not an economic one. Simply ban importation of any drugs from said companies (Cali does this with all kinds of products under the guise of “health”) and declare their patents on said drugs non-recognized in your state (though this would be better as a national response... but look who the president is...), making them available for any company to manufacture. Watch as their principle crumbles in the face of their bottom-line...
Inject them with anti-freeze and put them back in their death row cell
The drugs used, in lower doses, have medical uses. Lethal injection first involves the administering of a general anesthetic, and this is what the EU drug companies prohibit selling to prison executioners.
I say just give them an overdose of heroin. It's not like we don't have lots lying around.
yes heroin should work rather well can considering the fact that the confiscated stash of same is rather abundant and cheap....it appears to be the perfect option.