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OKLAHOMA INMATE DIES AFTER EXECUTION IS BOTCHED
AP ^ | April 29, 2014 | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE and SEAN MURPHY

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: botchedexecution; death; deathpenalty; druginjection; execution
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For years there are been the rumors of excruciating pain to inmates sentenced to death after the injection whereby the state would administer three separate drugs, one to cause the lungs to stop breathing, another to render the muscles to relax and become paralyzed and the third chemical to result in hear stoppage.

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.

1 posted on 04/29/2014 7:03:25 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

TFB


2 posted on 04/29/2014 7:04:17 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: lbryce

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.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 7:04:59 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: lbryce

It was his time to go.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 7:05:24 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: lbryce

Gary Gilmore doesn’t want to hear it.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 7:05:56 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: lbryce

” 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.”

Yep


6 posted on 04/29/2014 7:07:09 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: lbryce

Hanging, shooting, gas, and electrocution are all viable options.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 7:07:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: lbryce

And?


8 posted on 04/29/2014 7:07:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Lockett, 38, was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman with a sawed-off shotgun and watching as two accomplices buried her alive

And I am supposed to care about a little suffering from on his part exactly why?

9 posted on 04/29/2014 7:07:48 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: lbryce

***OKLAHOMA INMATE DIES AFTER EXECUTION IS BOTCHED***

So? It’s like the man who was hanged, but the rope broke and he broke his neck when he hit the ground.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 7:07:55 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Great news. Just shoot them in the head. “What difference does it make”?


11 posted on 04/29/2014 7:08:09 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: lbryce

One bullet to the back of the head, right at the brain stem, will do the trick. Quick and cheap.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 7:08:18 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: lbryce
Botched? There was only one outcome here.
13 posted on 04/29/2014 7:09:00 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: lbryce

My mom used to say “all’s well that ends well”.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 7:09:08 PM PDT by tje
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To: posterchild
Gary Gilmour's Eyes
15 posted on 04/29/2014 7:09:18 PM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: lbryce

An injection of Black Leaf 40 would have done the job up right.

Or maybe an injection of lead at 1200fps.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 7:09:41 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Not seeing a downside to any of this.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 7:09:49 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: lbryce

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?


18 posted on 04/29/2014 7:10:01 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: lbryce

Begs what question? You did not provide a begged question. Please do.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 7:10:10 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: SADMILLIE

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?


20 posted on 04/29/2014 7:10:17 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

How can an execution be botched if the criminal dies?


21 posted on 04/29/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT by mort56
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To: lbryce

Just get a damn rope and then you don’t have to worry about European drug companies.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 7:10:52 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: lbryce

I don’t see problem here. Things all worked out in the end with one worthless human POS dead as he should have been years ago.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 7:11:55 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: lbryce

If there was a botched execution and the prisoner regained consciousness then IMO they should not face a second try. If I were governor I would commute the sentence to life wo parole in such a case.

I know that there are some evil individuals who truly deserve to die, but I could not sanction a second attempt at execution.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 7:12:10 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: Thumper1960
One bullet to the back of the head, right at the brain stem, will do the trick. Quick and cheap.

It's even cheaper if they charge the family for the bullet :-)

25 posted on 04/29/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: lbryce

He watched as his victim was buried alive!

His execution doesn’t sound “botched” to me.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 7:16:11 PM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: andyk

The process is to be followed in a precise,orderly way and if something goes wrong, I believe the execution team must stop the execution as means to learn what went wrong.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 7:16:54 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Hussein Obama:The Worst is Yet to Come)
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To: lbryce

A properly-executed hanging works like a snap.


28 posted on 04/29/2014 7:17:00 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: lbryce

According to prosecutors, on the night of the killing, Lockett, one of his cousins and a friend entered Bobby Bornt’s home in Perry seeking repayment of a $20 debt. The three men bound Bornt and beat him with a shotgun while his 9-month-old son slept in the next room.

Nieman and a friend dropped by to invite Bornt to a party and were subsequently bound with duct tape. Nieman’s friend was beaten and raped by two of the men before the victims were loaded into two pickup trucks and driven to a rural dirt road.

Lockett admitted in the confession that he originally intended to kill the three adults because he feared police would learn he had violated terms of his probation from a previous felony.

After Nieman said she would tell police, he forced her to kneel while Shawn Mathis, a co-defendant, took about 20 minutes to dig a shallow grave. Lockett shot the girl in the shoulder, pushed her into the grave and shot her again in the chest before ordering Mathis to bury her alive.

According to an attorney general’s report on the crime, the three laughed about how tough the woman was as the dirt piled up atop her.

The other two victims reported the attack to police the next morning. Lockett’s cousin led officers to Nieman’s body.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 7:17:44 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Guess he didn’t die in vein!


30 posted on 04/29/2014 7:18:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Thumper1960
One bullet to the back of the head, right at the brain stem, will do the trick. Quick and cheap.

Or in his case, a sawed-off shotgun to the back of the head (see post #9).

31 posted on 04/29/2014 7:20:27 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: lbryce

More liberal unintended consequences.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 7:20:39 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: lbryce

I can’t imagine the drugs used are still under patent, so if the Euros can’t in good conscience sell them for executions, why don’t the capital punishment states just form a corporation, and build a small plant and make their own for sale to the DOC in each state? Easy tech, and it’s not like you need tanker cars full of the stuff.

Even so, like the other poster I can’t figure out why they don’t just do a couple hundred cc’s of opiate. Half the guys are in there in the first place as a side effect of their effort to GET opiates, so they can’t very well claim it’s cruel. You could even use the street version. Who cares if it’s cut with rat poison, what’s he gonna do, die?


33 posted on 04/29/2014 7:21:42 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; lbryce

I’m puzzled by this entire discussion.

It seems to me that large animals (horses, etc.) are calmly put down every day - without any problems as far as I’ve heard.

It seems to me that we’re creating a very complex process out of something that is rather commonplace & simple.

Am I missing something?


34 posted on 04/29/2014 7:22:47 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: lbryce

He raped, shot, and buried alive a 19 year old woman..so yeah, cry me a river..whatever he got he got off easy, compared to his victim who went through hell


35 posted on 04/29/2014 7:22:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: sitetest
A properly-executed hanging works like a snap.

See: Saddam Hussien.

Worked perfect, he died.

36 posted on 04/29/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: lbryce

Ah, so in fact he would have lived, at least have been given a temporary reprieve had he not suffered the heart attack.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 7:23:52 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Doomonyou

Indeed.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 7:25:27 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: P-Marlowe
I think the guillotine is the most humane way to dispose of human refuse.

A pound of C-4 taped to a forehead and lit off would be humane.

39 posted on 04/29/2014 7:27:26 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Well, it wasn’t “botched”...

At least not as bad as Thomas Edison’s infamous DC electrocution, where, I believe, the persons head started smoking while they were still quite alive...


40 posted on 04/29/2014 7:27:36 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I like the idea of hanging. I believe that it is traditional that a person who survives a botched hanging is let free.


41 posted on 04/29/2014 7:29:03 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Doomonyou

Wouldn’t need that much ... a dime size spot would do the trick, and folks wouldn’t have to be so far away that watching the vermin die had to be on TV.


42 posted on 04/29/2014 7:31:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: lbryce
I have no problems with as painful an execution as is possible. I do not see the “fairness” in providing comfort to someone who took it painfully from innocent life.

The same thing, three-fold worse, should be done to the guilty as they did to the innocent. It's biblical and would help family members of the deceased live, vindicated.

43 posted on 04/29/2014 7:31:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: lbryce

If you can't do the time, don't do the crime...

44 posted on 04/29/2014 7:33:04 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Potassium cyanide crystals dropped into sulfuric acid in a gas chamber was efficient and relatively quick. San Quentin had a gas chamber with two seats which would have been perfect here.


45 posted on 04/29/2014 7:33:24 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: lbryce
A four-time felon, Lockett, 38, was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman with a sawed-off shotgun and watching as two accomplices buried her alive in rural Kay County in 1999 after Neiman and a friend arrived at a home the men were robbing.

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The general consensus was that the executed was indeed going thorough terrible agony as a result.

Color me unable to give even a small percentage of an iota of a F.

46 posted on 04/29/2014 7:33:25 PM PDT by tomkat
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“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.” Didn’t like those demons taking him to his ‘reward’ eh?


47 posted on 04/29/2014 7:34:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: lbryce
What rubbish. Just put him to sleep and shoot some cyanide. Problem solved.

What's with this "three drug" BS.

48 posted on 04/29/2014 7:35:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: lbryce

One massive doseage drip of Pavulon (succhinylcolate?) would suit the job. After twenty minutes of not breathing you can presume the vermin is dead and gone.


49 posted on 04/29/2014 7:36:15 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: lbryce

Heck, give these people a reasonable amount of heroin or cocaine, but as they are tripping, drip bleach into their veins until dead.

This seems to be what liberals would be happy with. The death is okay, as long as the person was made happy through it. At least, that’s how they treat fetuses being aborted, right?

Oh, yeah, they simply grind those fetuses right up without any “happy drugs.” Then do the same with guilty criminals as with innocent fetuses.


50 posted on 04/29/2014 7:38:23 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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