Skip to comments.Taser was used on death-row inmate on morning of his botched execution
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 Oklahomas 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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There’s no extra charge for that.
They shouldn’t be allowed to go easily into the night. Their victims weren’t.
What difference does it make. Shoot him in the head.
All the better. They should have thrown in some pepper spray and the police baton for good measure.
It was not a botched execution. They tried to kill him and succeeded.
I’d beat him to death with a baseball bat for what he did.
Oh well, he’s dead. Doesn’t sound like a botched execution to me. It achieved the intent, that’s all that matters.
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.
Meanwhile the MSM is lamenting his death and not the victim’s.
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One report said his veins exploded. How cool!!
I wonder, since he died from a heart attack, does the prison still get credit for an execution?
I love a happy ending!
“Theres no extra charge for that. Youre welcome.”
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... ;)
A very small portion of his karma caught up to him in this life.
I read earlier today that some states are thinking about firing squads or hanging.
put it live on TV so we get deterrence
Have a pay per view. Probably make a fortune.
The ultimate reality show.
Remembering his victim, and hoping it had a fresh, fully charged battery.
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.
Yep. I like the way you think. Don't have to worry about this anymore.
A bit like the “botched” execution in the movie “The Green Mile”.
Where’s the obligatory “Well...bye” pic from Tombstone?
My reaction is “only once?, bummer”.
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 !
Victim? What victim? You have to search high and low for the details of the innocent teenage girl he shot and buried alive.
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.
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
That poor sweet girl.
I volunteer my services, and will provide my own weapon, and ammo.
Where do I sign up?
Since he had his ‘friend’ bury his victim alive......I agree
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.
...and refused to be restrained or to eat any food in the hours leading up to his death.
what’s worse than being in Hell?
being in Hell on an empty stomach.
He should have been hung, drawn, and quartered. Then totured a little bit.