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Serial killer executed with Texas' new drug supply
yahoo ^ | 4/3/2014 | MICHAEL GRACZYK AP

Posted on 04/03/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT by mdittmar

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.

Tommy Lynn Sells, 49, was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished pentobarbital that Texas prison officials obtained to replace an expired supply of the powerful sedative.

Sells declined to give a statement. As the drug began flowing into his arms inside the death chamber in Huntsville, Sells took a few breaths, his eyes closed and he began to snore. After less than a minute, he stopped moving. He was pronounced dead at 6:27 p.m. CDT — 13 minutes after being given the pentobarbital.

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And now,the rest of the story.

Summary of Incident On 12/31/1999, Sells entered a Del Rio residence occupied by a 13 year old white female and a 10 year old white female. Sells entered the residence with intent to sexually assault the 13 year old. Sells slashed her throat and stabbed her multiple times, resulting in her death. Sells then slashed the throat of the 10 year old. The 10 year old survived the attack.

1 posted on 04/03/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

I wish those lawyers watched films of how he murdered that child. Had to watch them. Along with LEO’s who shoot dogs lawyers that defend these people belong in the same sewer. Sorry for the rant but every time I read where lawyers defend these killers just riles me up big time!!


2 posted on 04/03/2014 5:46:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: mdittmar

Hell is too good for him.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 5:47:12 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: mdittmar

Too bad they didn’t slash his throat. Can’t we outsource this?


4 posted on 04/03/2014 5:47:41 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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Well phenobarbital will also do the trick and theres no way that drug is coming into a short supply


5 posted on 04/03/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: mdittmar

The “rest of the story” is t rule gruesome. This monster should have been executed by a multiple hatchet blows.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 5:48:18 PM PDT by Veto!
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To: Veto!

Ooops. “t rule” meant to be “truly.”


7 posted on 04/03/2014 5:49:13 PM PDT by Veto!
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To: The Right wing Infidel

also dying from pentobarbital is probably one of the most painless way to die from

Bring back hangings


8 posted on 04/03/2014 5:49:39 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: mdittmar

Bring back hanging.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 5:50:31 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Veto!

The constitution prohibits cruel and unsusual punishment.
It does not guarantee a painless execution.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 5:50:50 PM PDT by umgud
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To: SkyDancer

What makes you think the lawyers didn’t watch films of how he raped and murdered that little girl?

What makes you think they didn’t enjoy every minute and ask for a “copy to study” in private?


11 posted on 04/03/2014 5:50:52 PM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: The Right wing Infidel

Or on the other hand, since this works so nicely, can’t we speed things up and do it a few years quicker?


12 posted on 04/03/2014 5:50:58 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: mdittmar

Two others are scheduled for this month.

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/death_row/dr_scheduled_executions.html

Ramiro Hernandez
04/09/2014

Summary of Incident
On 10/15/1997, during the nighttime, in Kerrville, Texas, Hernandez was working as a
hired hand for a 49-year old white male. Hernandez broke into the victim’s residence
and beat the him to death with a metal bar. Hernandez then tied up the victim’s wife
and raped her repeatedly.

Jose Villegas
04/16/2014

Summary of Incident
On 1/22/2001, Villegas fatally stabbed three victims. A 24 year old Hispanic female was
stabbed 32 times. Her 3 year old Hispanic male son was stabbed 19 times and her
51 year old Hispanic mother was stabbed 35 times. Villegas took the television and
a vehicle from the home.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 5:51:39 PM PDT by deport
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To: mdittmar

Horrible. A subhuman.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mdittmar
Serial killer executed with Texas' new drug supply

All of it?

15 posted on 04/03/2014 5:52:55 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: bigbob

Don’t know , the chinese have it right.

Yang Xinhai the “monster killer” a serial killer who truly was a monster who butchered 67 people was executed in less then a month after he was convicted.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 5:54:40 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: mdittmar

He got way better than he deserved but how is this guy a ‘serial killer’?


17 posted on 04/03/2014 5:56:20 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: bigbob

Maybe 20 years quicker in some cases.A prolonged appeals process means that a lot of convicted murderers live longer on death row than their victims did before they were killed.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: umgud
The key word is "and." It's not cruel, "or" unusual. We just need to make cruel punishments, "usual" in cases like this.

I vote for "castration by mallet," followed by "burned at the stake."

19 posted on 04/03/2014 5:58:30 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why are cops ROE more lenient against us, here in the US, than U.S. military's ROE's in a war zone?)
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To: Beowulf9

Sells is believed to have committed at least 22 murders. Retired Texas Ranger John Allen states, “We did confirm 22... I know there’s more. I know there’s a lot more. Obviously, we won’t ever know.”[2]

Sells has claimed he committed his first murder at age 16. While breaking into a house he discovered a man performing oral sex on a young boy, killing the man in a snap of rage.[3]

In July 1985, when he was 21 years old, Sells was working at a carnival in Forsyth, Missouri. He met Ena Cordt, 28, who had brought her 4-year-old son to the carnival.[4] Cordt invited Sells back to her home that same evening. According to Sells, he had sex with Cordt, but he awoke during the night to find her stealing from his backpack. Seizing her son’s baseball bat, he beat her to death. He also murdered her son because he was a potential witness. The bludgeoned bodies were found three days later, by which time Sells had left town.

Sells is also suspected as the perpetrator in the following crimes:

The murder of Suzanne Korcz in New York during May 1987[5]
The November 1987 murder of the Dardeen family in Illinois[6]
The murder of 11-year-old Melissa Tremblay in Lawrence, Massachusetts in September 1988
The murder of 13-year-old Stephanie Mahaney near Springfield, Missouri in 1997[7]
Killing a co-worker in Texas during April 1998
The murder of 13-year-old Katy Harris in Texas in 1999[8]
The sexual assault and murder of 13-year-old Haley McHone in Lexington, KY[9

Source: Wikipedia


20 posted on 04/03/2014 5:58:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mdittmar

Good to see the US Supreme Court ruled rationally against releasing the ID of the compounding pharmacy. If the defense lawyers were so worried about the purity and effectiveness of the drug, they should have sued to get a sample for testing, but they didn’t do that because that was not the intent. It just goes to demonstrate that the 90% of slimeball lawyers bring a disproportionate share of dishonor on the other 10% of practicing lawyers.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 5:58:45 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Waiting to shine the light on a honest, moral and ethical person in the Administration ...waiting, .)
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To: Farmer Dean

Its absurd how long it can take, Richard Ramirez aka the nightstalker a serial killer that was convicted of 13 murders spent from 1985 to 2013 on death row and he died from cancer.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: mdittmar

Instead of an expensive drug that we the taxpayers have to pay for why not just use bleach?

It’ll get the same result and the executed won’t complain.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 6:00:42 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: mdittmar

From what I’ve been reading lately all Texas had to do was to visit any e-cigarette store andpurchase a bottle of e-juice (nicotine) and inject it to kill him


24 posted on 04/03/2014 6:02:43 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

that drug is as effective as it gets and they know it, its the same drug used for euthanasia in Swiss and Belgium


25 posted on 04/03/2014 6:02:53 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: deport

I’m so proud of Texas. My state.


26 posted on 04/03/2014 6:04:44 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: bigbob
can't we speed things up?

Express Lane

27 posted on 04/03/2014 6:05:37 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: diverteach
From what I’ve been reading lately all Texas had to do was to visit any e-cigarette store andpurchase a bottle of e-juice (nicotine) and inject it to kill him

I think the victims' survivors should get to chose what goes into him. ANYTHING they want.

28 posted on 04/03/2014 6:06:20 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: null and void

If they did, they wouldn’t have made such a big deal out of trying to make sure the killer didn’t “suffer” while being executed.


29 posted on 04/03/2014 6:07:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: The Right wing Infidel
Re: The PRC

The [lethal injection] vans, which cost £33,000 each, are fitted with closed circuit television, which permitted Li’s death to be watched by local members of the National People’s Congress gathered at the city’s funeral parlour. In the past, capital punishment was carried out by a single shot to the back of the head at execution fields outside Chinese cities and families of the dead were sent a bill for the bullet. Now the vans are circulating in several provinces, their clean and discreet method of killing hailed by officials as progress. Death by injection costs the state about £63 but is free to the victim’s relatives

30 posted on 04/03/2014 6:09:07 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: SkyDancer

I fully understand exactly how you feel.

Several years ago I had to attend a death penalty trial at the federal level. When the defense lawyer (a big name liberal) introduced himself to me, I had but one question for him.

“Why are you defending him?”

His answer? “It’s a job’’.

With that answer, I knew he was going to loose the trial. And he did. The death penalty was given as sentence.

As things progressed, and the normal course of appeals took place, I was very glad that the perp had a first class defense. It left him absolutely ZERO wiggle room in those appeals.

I’m an old fashioned gal. I firmly believe in innocent until proven guilty BEYOND reasonable doubt. If I were unjustly accused, you can bet your bottom dollar I’d hope for a really good lawyer. While unjust accusations don’t occur (well, didn’t used to anyway) often, they DO happen. Innocent people don’t belong in prison, and they don’t belong on death row either.

After experiencing that trial, I came out with a new found appreciation for juries, and for lawyers..both prosecution and defense. In ‘’our’’ case, each team was honorable, and justice was served. On a silver platter even.

Mickey Mouse courts and lawyers are disgusting.
Unfortunately, they exist, too.

Too many of them.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 6:10:57 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: SkyDancer

Perhaps. Unless they view him as one of them, a kindred spirit, and/or think/know they could be in precisely his spot should they get caught...


32 posted on 04/03/2014 6:16:15 PM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
"All of it?"

If they ever run out again, may I suggest a quick workaround:


33 posted on 04/03/2014 6:16:21 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: trisham

man, what a monster. Thanks, wondered about the title.


34 posted on 04/03/2014 6:18:30 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: The Right wing Infidel

Didn’t the libs give us the solution in the Terri Schiavo incident? Starving is humane and even euphoric


35 posted on 04/03/2014 6:18:31 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: mdittmar

Good riddance to this vicious rapist-murderer.


36 posted on 04/03/2014 6:19:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Rat poison on hardware store shelf is pretty cheap and guaranteed to work.


37 posted on 04/03/2014 6:20:14 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: PrairieLady2
I was very glad that the perp had a first class defense. It left him absolutely ZERO wiggle room in those appeals.

Bingo. We have a innocent-until-proved-quilty system. It isn't perfect, just better than any other.

38 posted on 04/03/2014 6:20:27 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Beowulf9

Yes, I understand. I think I saw something about his history on another thread.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 6:21:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PrairieLady2

I like lawyer novels where the lawyer wins one for the innocent. But in real life you have these sharks who are only in it for the money or notoriety. The excuses they use to prevent the execution of their clients are pathetic. They’re the same lawyers who’d demand the abortion of a child in seven months or less but try to keep a murderer on death row alive for decades. Sometimes it’s just hard to keep one’s self together when you read this stuff.


40 posted on 04/03/2014 6:22:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: mdittmar

and yet, he dies snoring....


41 posted on 04/03/2014 6:24:31 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: umgud

“The constitution prohibits cruel and unsusual punishment.”

While true, please define for me, “cruel and unusual”. Has the Supreme Court defined that phrase?


42 posted on 04/03/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: mdittmar

I could do with a little less drama. This thing wasn’t even human. Just put a bullet in its head and be done with it. Need someone to pull the trigger, call me.


43 posted on 04/03/2014 6:28:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Veto!
The “rest of the story” is t rule gruesome. This monster should have been executed by a multiple hatchet blows.

He should have first been castrated with an anvil and barbed wire.

44 posted on 04/03/2014 6:30:43 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
please define for me, “cruel and unusual”

I am certain the constitution would prohibit what I'd like to do to these typs of animals, but to me, hanging, shooting and electrocuting aren't cruel and for a great part of our history, not unusual.

45 posted on 04/03/2014 6:31:34 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Tenacious 1

Javed Iqbal a serial killer from Pakistan who killed 100 boys by cutting them into pieces and dissolving the parts in acid was sentenced to die by being cut into 100 pieces and dissolved in acid.

That i agree with, eye for an eye tooth for a tooth


46 posted on 04/03/2014 6:32:42 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: Tenacious 1

Barbed wire is a nice touch. I like that too:)


47 posted on 04/03/2014 6:36:06 PM PDT by Veto!
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To: mdittmar
Sells took a few breaths, his eyes closed and he began to snore.

See? Proof this new supply is cruel and unusual! < / lib hysteria off >

48 posted on 04/03/2014 6:37:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: mdittmar

49 posted on 04/03/2014 6:39:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OrangeHoof

Thats what dying from pentobarbitual is, you feel sleepy and next thing you know, your asleep and then dead.

Also pentobarbitial makes you high as a kite so you feel wonderful as well the very antithesis of anything cruel


50 posted on 04/03/2014 6:40:12 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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