Skip to comments.OKLAHOMA INMATE DIES AFTER EXECUTION IS BOTCHED
Posted on 04/29/2014 7:03:25 PM PDT by lbryce
An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted Tuesday because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack, the head of the state Department of Corrections said.
Director Robert Patton said inmate Clayton Lockett died Tuesday after all three drugs were administered.
Patton halted Lockett's execution about 20 minutes after the first drug was administered. He said there had been vein failure.
The execution began at 6:23 p.m. when officials began administering the first drug, and a doctor declared Lockett to be unconscious at 6:33 p.m.
About three minutes later, though, Lockett began breathing heavily, writhing on the gurney, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow. After about three minutes, a doctor lifted the sheet that was covering Lockett to examine the injection site.
"There was some concern at that time that the drugs were not having that (desired) effect, and the doctor observed the line at that time and determined the line had blown," Patton said at a news conference afterward, referring to Lockett's vein rupturing.
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Studies have indicated that in the course of death, after the muscles were paralyzed and the inmate unable to report of any excruciating pain of any kind and the third chemical to cause heart stoppage.
There have been reports of the state using a chemical that results in extreme agony but because the inmate was paralyzed. their was no way to determine if indeed he there were suffering as a result.
The general consensus was that the executed was indeed going thorough terrible agony as a result. But there was no way to prove it, The State themselves do not care to investigate any such report and seemed happy with the process going on now. The European nations that has been supplying the chemicals in which American murderers were being executed had stopped providing the chemical that were currently being used.
So these states in seeking new chemicals in which to execute murderers still can't seem to get the process working the way they should. Which really begs the question, why these executions are being continuously botched and the unofficial answer seems that that murders get off too easy and that a little intense suffering while laying there paralyzed and no way to let anyone kno is still not nearly enough for the rape/murder of a mother and two children.
It’s a gruesome topic, granted, but the headline just makes me shake my head. I would think the inmate would live if the execution was botched.
It was his time to go.
Gary Gilmore doesn’t want to hear it.
” the unofficial answer seems that that murders get off too easy and that a little intense suffering while laying there paralyzed and no way to let anyone kno is still not nearly enough for the rape/murder of a mother and two children.”
Hanging, shooting, gas, and electrocution are all viable options.
And I am supposed to care about a little suffering from on his part exactly why?
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So? It’s like the man who was hanged, but the rope broke and he broke his neck when he hit the ground.
Great news. Just shoot them in the head. “What difference does it make”?
One bullet to the back of the head, right at the brain stem, will do the trick. Quick and cheap.
My mom used to say “all’s well that ends well”.
An injection of Black Leaf 40 would have done the job up right.
Or maybe an injection of lead at 1200fps.
Not seeing a downside to any of this.
I’m not too concerned about the murderer’s pain, he didn’t care about his victim, but if you’re going to use drugs, why not an opiate overdose?
Begs what question? You did not provide a begged question. Please do.
I think the guillotine is the most humane way to dispose of human refuse.
No one ever complained about the pain after the lever was thrown.
I suppose we could just blow them up, but who wants to clean up the mess?