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Taser was used on death-row inmate on morning of his botched execution
Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2014 | Katie Zezima

Posted on 05/01/2014 6:02:43 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

The inmate who died of an apparent heart attack after a botched execution this week was Tasered the morning of his execution, and doctors inserted an IV to administer lethal drugs into his groin after being unable to locate a usable vein in his arms, legs or feet, authorities said Thursday.

Prisons chief Robert Patton also disclosed in a letter to Oklahoma’s governor that death-row inmate Clayton Lockett deliberately cut his right arm before sunrise Tuesday and refused to be restrained or to eat any food in the hours leading up to his death.

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What a great last day! I think his victim is avenged.
1 posted on 05/01/2014 6:02:43 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

There’s no extra charge for that.

You’re welcome.


2 posted on 05/01/2014 6:04:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Second Amendment First

They shouldn’t be allowed to go easily into the night. Their victims weren’t.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 6:05:31 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Second Amendment First

What difference does it make. Shoot him in the head.


4 posted on 05/01/2014 6:05:56 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Second Amendment First

All the better. They should have thrown in some pepper spray and the police baton for good measure.


5 posted on 05/01/2014 6:06:08 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Second Amendment First

It was not a botched execution. They tried to kill him and succeeded.


6 posted on 05/01/2014 6:06:11 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: SADMILLIE

Too easy....

I’d beat him to death with a baseball bat for what he did.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 6:06:49 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Oh well, he’s dead. Doesn’t sound like a botched execution to me. It achieved the intent, that’s all that matters.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 6:06:56 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Second Amendment First

The creep was simply trying to dehydrate himself (to “collapse” his blood vessels somewhat)—likely based upon advice advanced by some anti-capital punishment activists. The prison authorities need to be on the lookout for such tactics.


9 posted on 05/01/2014 6:07:47 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Second Amendment First

Meanwhile the MSM is lamenting his death and not the victim’s.


10 posted on 05/01/2014 6:07:56 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: Second Amendment First

More bonus features. It gets better all the time!

One report said his veins exploded. How cool!!


11 posted on 05/01/2014 6:10:09 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I wonder, since he died from a heart attack, does the prison still get credit for an execution?


12 posted on 05/01/2014 6:12:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I love a happy ending!


13 posted on 05/01/2014 6:14:57 PM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: cripplecreek

“There’s no extra charge for that. You’re welcome.”

ROFLMAO! Perfect.

I was thinkin’ that if you take a life ON PURPOSE (accidents DO happen) you should die in the exact same manner in which your victim took his/her last breath.

Of course, I’m kinda mean that way... ;)


14 posted on 05/01/2014 6:14:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Second Amendment First

A very small portion of his karma caught up to him in this life.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SADMILLIE

I read earlier today that some states are thinking about firing squads or hanging.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 6:20:47 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: Farmer Dean

put it live on TV so we get deterrence


17 posted on 05/01/2014 6:22:59 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE

Have a pay per view. Probably make a fortune.

The ultimate reality show.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 6:31:40 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: clee1
I’d beat him to death with a baseball bat for what he did.

Starting from one of his big toes.
19 posted on 05/01/2014 6:32:45 PM PDT by evaporation-plus
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To: evaporation-plus

Agreed, FRiend.


20 posted on 05/01/2014 6:35:27 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Taser was used on death-row inmate on morning of his botched execution

Remembering his victim, and hoping it had a fresh, fully charged battery.

21 posted on 05/01/2014 6:37:38 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Farmer Dean

I’ve always thought lethal injection was too much of a medical procedure in appearance and should not be used for executions.

Hanging by raising the condemned up off the floor to strangle in the noose would usually be over in minutes but don’t even check the guy for half an hour. There would be no need to find a vein and they would need no fancy trapdoors.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 6:39:18 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: LukeL
It was not a botched execution. They tried to kill him and succeeded.

Yep. I like the way you think. Don't have to worry about this anymore.

23 posted on 05/01/2014 6:47:04 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

A bit like the “botched” execution in the movie “The Green Mile”.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 6:49:06 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Where’s the obligatory “Well...bye” pic from Tombstone?


25 posted on 05/01/2014 6:49:43 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Second Amendment First

My reaction is “only once?, bummer”.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 6:53:51 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Monterrosa-24
Monterrosa-24:" I’ve always thought lethal injection was too much of a medical procedure in appearance and should not be used for executions."

The fact that he beat the victim
The fact that he shot the victim and laughed
The fact that he shot the victim again (2nd time)
The fact that the victim was buried ALIVE and breathing, and he knew it.
I agree , he should have recieved the same tratment as he gave out !

27 posted on 05/01/2014 6:54:27 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Well, bye photo:  well_bye.jpg Well, bye photo:  well_bye.jpg Well, bye photo:  well_bye.jpg
28 posted on 05/01/2014 6:58:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SkyDancer
Meanwhile the MSM is lamenting his death and not the victim’s.

Victim? What victim? You have to search high and low for the details of the innocent teenage girl he shot and buried alive.

29 posted on 05/01/2014 6:58:10 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Gamecock
I love a happy ending!

The only problem with this "happy ending" is that it will be used as an argument to end the death penalty as cruel and inhumane.

Ideally, we should bring back Florida's poorly-grounded "Old Sparky" which, every once in a while, caught people on fire.

30 posted on 05/01/2014 7:04:04 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I think you mean raped....shot in the head....and buried alive.
.....her parents only child who was in the school band and helped with Vacation Bible School.....had just graduated from high school

You know.....the victim


31 posted on 05/01/2014 7:04:36 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Second Amendment First

That poor sweet girl.


32 posted on 05/01/2014 7:54:18 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Farmer Dean; All

I volunteer my services, and will provide my own weapon, and ammo.

Where do I sign up?


33 posted on 05/01/2014 8:08:03 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Since he had his ‘friend’ bury his victim alive......I agree


34 posted on 05/01/2014 8:18:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Second Amendment First

Good for them. I don’t care how many times they tazed him. My sympathy and empathy is for the girl he raped, shot twice and buried alive. As far as I am concerned, they could have tied a horse to each arm and leg and then whipped the horse. Or sat him naked on a civil war era cannon and fired it.


35 posted on 05/01/2014 8:27:13 PM PDT by sport
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To: Second Amendment First

...and refused to be restrained or to eat any food in the hours leading up to his death.
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what’s worse than being in Hell?

being in Hell on an empty stomach.


36 posted on 05/01/2014 8:29:36 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: Second Amendment First; Las Vegas Dave; Pontiac

He should have been hung, drawn, and quartered. Then totured a little bit.


37 posted on 05/02/2014 6:59:08 AM PDT by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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