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What is was like watching the botched Oklahoma execution
The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2014 | Mark Berman

Posted on 05/02/2014 5:10:37 PM PDT by KingofZion

*** Oklahoma was using a new lethal injection drug for the first time, and the secrecy surrounding the drugs had caused a protracted argument that extended to the state’s courts and lawmakers. Branstetter had been there in January when Michael Wilson was killed with a three-drug mix that had been obtained from a compounding pharmacy. Wilson’s final words, spoken after the injections: “I feel my whole body burning.” So she wanted to go to see what was different this time.

At the beginning, the only thing that was different was that the execution was late. At 6:23 p.m., 23 minutes after the execution had been scheduled to begin, the beige blinds lifted up and the witnesses in the next two rooms could see Lockett on the gurney. They didn’t know — because they couldn’t know — that the execution was delayed because a technician couldn’t find a place to insert the IV, according to Robert Patton, director of the Department of Corrections. That technician looked at Lockett’s arms, legs, feet and neck before ultimately placing the IV in Lockett’s groin area five minutes before the blinds were lifted, Patton wrote in a timeline sent to the governor. The area with the IV was covered by a sheet so that witnesses couldn’t see his groin, blocking their view of the vein where the needle was inserted. ***

Three minutes later, “the violent reaction” began, she said. First, she saw his foot kick. Then his body bucked, he clenched his jaw and he began rolling his head from side to side, trying to lift his head up, grimacing and clenching his teeth. “He mumbled some things we didn’t understand,” Branstetter said. “The only thing I could make out was when he said ‘man.’” ***

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: capital; capitalpunishment; deathpenalty; execution; notbotched; punishment
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Why did they replace the earlier drug combo? Seems to me it would be appropriate for the perp to feel his body burning as a preview to what hell will be like.

I still resent use of the term "botched" - the perp died, so all ended well. Except for the innocent victims and their families.

1 posted on 05/02/2014 5:10:37 PM PDT by KingofZion
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To: KingofZion
Too bad...


2 posted on 05/02/2014 5:12:34 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: KingofZion
Botched execution???

Why not ask the perp if he thinks it was botched. Oh wait.

3 posted on 05/02/2014 5:12:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: KingofZion

I know a couple of anesthesiologist that could probably do a better job. Or a couple of veterinarians would probably suffice.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 5:13:03 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

I could have done it with some Liquid Drano. Groin would be fine.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 5:15:07 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: KingofZion

Oh no. I hope he didn’t feel like he was beaten, shot and then buried alive.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 5:15:12 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: KingofZion

The simplest methods are usually the best. Hang ‘em.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 5:16:24 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: wideawake

I think a person on death row should be executed in the same manner that the victim was.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 5:17:19 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: KingofZion

Bring Ole Sparky back!


9 posted on 05/02/2014 5:17:19 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: KingofZion

I wonder what it was like for his victim to watch her grave being dug for 20 minutes before being buried alive in that grave.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 5:18:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: KingofZion
The pond scum died, didn't he?

Typical liberalism. Crying over bloodthirsty murderers but wouldn't hesitate to snip the skull of a live infant.

11 posted on 05/02/2014 5:18:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: wideawake

Exactly. They should have drawn and quartered him in the public square.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 5:18:47 PM PDT by kabar
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To: KingofZion
I do not care.
He shot his victim twice she did not die, so he buried her alive....his 42 minutes of suffering .... to damn bad
Now the second guy....should suffer for years, he raped an 11 month old to death. His rape caused massive injuries to her internal organ she bleed out as he continued to rape her
13 posted on 05/02/2014 5:19:08 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: KingofZion
To avoid another botched execution, let's practice more.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 5:19:21 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: KingofZion
The execution wasn't botched....it was a resounding success.
15 posted on 05/02/2014 5:19:29 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: KingofZion

Was there an advertising over head saying “Jack is back”?


16 posted on 05/02/2014 5:20:31 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: KingofZion
Oklahoma was using a new lethal injection drug for the first time,

How about going back the hot lead injection method? It never failed.

17 posted on 05/02/2014 5:20:53 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: AppyPappy

Ouch.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 5:21:15 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

just do a heart stick.


19 posted on 05/02/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: KingofZion

I’ve become against the death penalty over time.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: KingofZion

I am watching the botched killing of my way of life and my AMERICA.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 5:21:45 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: KingofZion

I wonder what it was like watching the victim being buried alive after two shotgun blasts? Why won’t the post write that story? There are people who were there who could tell it.


22 posted on 05/02/2014 5:21:50 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: rktman
Or a couple of veterinarians would probably suffice.

A friend once saw a large horse being put to sleep. One injection and this giant was gone before his remains hit the ground.

Get some of that stuff and use it on these criminals. It is more mercy than they deserve, but it should satisfy the bleeding hearts while serving justice.
23 posted on 05/02/2014 5:23:06 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: MUDDOG
The simplest methods are usually the best. Hang ‘em.

Blazing Saddles style

24 posted on 05/02/2014 5:23:54 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: KingofZion

Looks like justice to me. His victims got no mercy from this scum.

Hey what happened to the war on women? Aren’t the leftists supposed to be cheering this woman killer’s death


25 posted on 05/02/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: QT3.14
Now this is a botched execution.

From "The Green Mile"

26 posted on 05/02/2014 5:25:26 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: KingofZion

The execution was a “near miss”.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 5:28:53 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: KingofZion

In all this, the victim’s fate is lost.

Who stood up for her right to die a humane death?

This guy got far less than what was coming to him.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 5:29:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: b4its2late
Bring Ole Sparky back!

Perp gets one of two choices:

Original, or

Extra Crisp

29 posted on 05/02/2014 5:31:48 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: LostInBayport

We had to have our last two pups put down and man was it quick. Sucked but it was the right thing to do.


30 posted on 05/02/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: KingofZion

Maybe he had enough time to repent? Although it doesn’t sound as if he was really conscious.

Once upon a time, a death sentence and the immediately following death would be a time for a person to come to grips with what they had done, and many repented. Now we don’t believe that’s important anymore.

But it is. Eternally.


31 posted on 05/02/2014 5:34:50 PM PDT by livius
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To: KingofZion

I don’t have much sympathy for the man for what he did. As for his “pain” it sounds like the pain of a heart attack. I reacted the same way. The only exception is it was clear I was calling on Jesus.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 5:36:50 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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These bleeding heart b*stards don’t have a drop of sympathy for the victim. Yet they insisted on lethal injection. Now they don’t even want that unless carried out in perfect conditions.


33 posted on 05/02/2014 5:42:15 PM PDT by Luke21 (hicago)
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To: Mike Darancette

Mike Darancette: good for you.

In other news,.....


34 posted on 05/02/2014 5:46:28 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: KingofZion

it wasn’t botched, the inmate died.

let’s just say it had some unexpected twists and turns that didn’t change anything, in the end.


35 posted on 05/02/2014 5:53:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: LostInBayport
***A friend once saw a large horse being put to sleep. One injection and this giant was gone before his remains hit the ground. ***

I saw the same thing 41 years ago. The vet used this. Six seconds.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 5:55:07 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: KingofZion

to quote hillary - in the end, what difference does it make!?!


37 posted on 05/02/2014 5:55:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: wideawake

That was my first thought.

The Washing Post should do a follow-up article titled “What was it like to watch him bury his victim alive?”


38 posted on 05/02/2014 6:05:12 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: KingofZion

Lead poisoning is cheap and effective every time. And when applied twice daily to the head, painless as can be.


39 posted on 05/02/2014 6:06:11 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: KingofZion

Good. I hope he went screaming.


40 posted on 05/02/2014 6:07:25 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: Publius

Yeah, but what a deterrent!


41 posted on 05/02/2014 6:13:42 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: KingofZion

             

42 posted on 05/02/2014 6:23:23 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Gets me sick to hear these bleeding hearts and thier compassion for life yet they applaud the death of a newborn on the womb. What about the woman who he shot with a shot gun point blank and watched as his cohorts buried her alive. I put my self in the parents shoes, this bastard should have been kept as long as possible in excruciating pain and still it would not be enough
43 posted on 05/02/2014 6:32:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: wideawake

Don’t leave out raped.


44 posted on 05/02/2014 6:33:26 PM PDT by stanne
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To: RginTN

Uh... they are. Each tear they shed is for the piece of crap that shot two times at close range with a shotgun, not a rifle or pistol [A shotgun makes a nastier wound], and buried her alive. “Buried alive” while bad enough is too sanitized term. The shovels full of dirt was dumped on and in her raw wounds. The child’s death was not quick or relatively painless. They should have tired a wild horse to each of his arms and legs and then whipped the horses into a gallop.


45 posted on 05/02/2014 6:34:59 PM PDT by sport
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To: Publius

LOL! i’m glad I never paid money to watch that piece of communist propaganda.


46 posted on 05/02/2014 6:38:54 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: BerryDingle

A “near miss” that did the job on that subhuman POS better than a properly completed one ever would have. The subhuman asked for it and he got it. justice was never better done, except, possibly, on Trayvon (SBUH), who was doing his level set to become just as evil. Great that he misjudged his potential victim.


47 posted on 05/02/2014 6:45:13 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: KingofZion

I feel bad for him, kinda.

I’m sure, were the perp able to today, he would say: “Yeah, I got less than I deserved. It’s all good.”

Let us not forget the words of Jesse Walter Bishop (March 1, 1933 – October 22, 1979) (Executed in the Nevada gas chamber)

“Terming the death penalty ‘’an occupational hazard’’ in his line of work, Bishop refused to authorize an appeal of his case even when given the chance to do so minutes before entering the gas chamber. Said he: ‘’This is just one more step down the road of life that I’ve been heading all my life. Let’s go.’’


48 posted on 05/02/2014 7:06:11 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: KingofZion

Why did they replace the earlier drug combo?

“Two commonly used sedatives in lethal injections in the United States, sodium thiopental and pentobarbital, became hard to get for corrections departments in recent years when manufacturers took steps to ensure their products would not be used in capital punishment.”


49 posted on 05/02/2014 7:30:53 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: KingofZion

Didn’t it come out that Wilson had been coached to act like he was suffering during the execution so that his family could sue to get money from the state? I think that’s probably what just happened with the Oklahoma execution.


50 posted on 05/02/2014 7:32:47 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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