Skip to comments.What is was like watching the botched Oklahoma execution
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 states 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. Wilsons 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 didnt know because they couldnt know that the execution was delayed because a technician couldnt find a place to insert the IV, according to Robert Patton, director of the Department of Corrections. That technician looked at Locketts arms, legs, feet and neck before ultimately placing the IV in Locketts 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 couldnt 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 didnt understand, Branstetter said. The only thing I could make out was when he said man. ***
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I still resent use of the term "botched" - the perp died, so all ended well. Except for the innocent victims and their families.
Why not ask the perp if he thinks it was botched. Oh wait.
I know a couple of anesthesiologist that could probably do a better job. Or a couple of veterinarians would probably suffice.
I could have done it with some Liquid Drano. Groin would be fine.
Oh no. I hope he didn’t feel like he was beaten, shot and then buried alive.
The simplest methods are usually the best. Hang ‘em.
I think a person on death row should be executed in the same manner that the victim was.
Bring Ole Sparky back!
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.
Typical liberalism. Crying over bloodthirsty murderers but wouldn't hesitate to snip the skull of a live infant.
Exactly. They should have drawn and quartered him in the public square.
Was there an advertising over head saying “Jack is back”?
How about going back the hot lead injection method? It never failed.
just do a heart stick.
I’ve become against the death penalty over time.
I am watching the botched killing of my way of life and my AMERICA.
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.
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
The execution was a “near miss”.
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.
Perp gets one of two choices:
We had to have our last two pups put down and man was it quick. Sucked but it was the right thing to do.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Darancette: good for you.
In other news,.....
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.
I saw the same thing 41 years ago. The vet used this. Six seconds.
to quote hillary - in the end, what difference does it make!?!
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?”
Lead poisoning is cheap and effective every time. And when applied twice daily to the head, painless as can be.
Good. I hope he went screaming.
Yeah, but what a deterrent!
Don’t leave out raped.
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.
LOL! i’m glad I never paid money to watch that piece of communist propaganda.
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.
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.’’
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.”
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.