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Botched Lethal Injection Takes Nearly Two Hours to Kill Arizona Inmate
A via The Verge ^ | July 23, 2014 | Nathan Ingraham

Posted on 07/23/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT by lbryce

An execution taking place in Arizona tonight appears to have gone horribly awry. According to a report from the Associated Press, inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood "gasped and snorted" and was still alive more than an hour after the execution began. Wood was not pronounced dead until 3:49PM MT, one hour and 57 minutes after the beginning of the procedure.

Wood's lawyers filed an emergency appeal during the execution, noting that he was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour" but was still alive some 70 minutes after the execution began. The whole process should have taken 10 minutes, Wood's lawyers said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theverge.com ...


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KEYWORDS: arizona; botchedexecution; crime; josephrudolphwood; murderer
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Gasped and snorted. Gasped and snorted. Sounds just like when he was alive. And under what horrific painful conditions did the murderer subject the victim to until they died? I consider the murderer lucky that he only got to gasp and snort. And he got a bonus as well. He lived two hours longer than he was supposed to. What's he complaining about?
1 posted on 07/23/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

So?


2 posted on 07/23/2014 6:02:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lbryce

“Botched Lethal Injection Takes Nearly Two Hours to Kill Arizona Inmate”

So? He’s dead. Not botched at all.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 6:03:32 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: lbryce

Not botched if he’s dead.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 6:03:33 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: lbryce

Only the corrupt Obama administration will care
about this.

Does the DO”J” care about the victims?
Not unless they are black Democrats with Koran.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 6:05:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: John W

Right!! He was executed and he died. I wonder what he was executed for? Not for selling ice cream to kids.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:06:05 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: lbryce
Nitrogen Asphyxiation
7 posted on 07/23/2014 6:06:21 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: lbryce

No mention of the victim in the article.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 6:06:31 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a liberal scoundrel)
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To: lbryce
We need to go back to firing squads.

Doctors are becoming more squishy by the year and are demanding not to participate.

Drug companies are becoming more squishy and refusing to make the drugs.

We need to get people trained in justified killing to justifiably kill these felons.

9 posted on 07/23/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: lbryce

He deserved worse.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 6:09:15 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Diogenesis

Ripping babies apart limb by limb is okay, though.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 6:09:36 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: taxcontrol

Heroin overdose should work well.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 6:10:13 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: taxcontrol
Nitrogen Asphyxiation

I've heard about that. Is nitrogen asphyxiation really better than poisons like Zyklon B?

13 posted on 07/23/2014 6:15:02 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

But some that are called doctors abort kids ... that’s okay. To execute a murderer they have qualms.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 6:18:43 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Cubs Fan

Yeh I would be curious to know how long it took his victim/victims to die likely in tremendous pain and horror.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 6:18:54 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Agreed. Firing squad would permanently fix the problem...


16 posted on 07/23/2014 6:19:47 PM PDT by gcraig (Freedom is not free)
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To: lbryce

To the headline->so effing what?


17 posted on 07/23/2014 6:20:16 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: lbryce

Lethal injection is stupid. A well-built guillotine works every time.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 6:21:24 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

The Russians did it the most efficiently of all in the bad old days, and I am told, currently. 1 9 mm bullet behind the ear.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 6:22:00 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

We need to get people trained in justified killing to justifiably kill these felons.

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There are (tens of) thousands of them, being trained to kill adults, children, pets, and baby wildlife. So, no problem.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 6:22:45 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: lbryce
Here we go again ...

Let's start a pool on how many times you see or hear the word "botched" in the next week.

21 posted on 07/23/2014 6:22:49 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: arthurus

The ChiComs charge the family of the killer for the price of the bullet.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 6:22:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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The Russians did it the most efficiently of all in the bad old days, and I am told, currently. 1 9 mm bullet behind the ear.

Maybe the protocol should be to cremate them before the lethal injections.

23 posted on 07/23/2014 6:25:01 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: SkyDancer
But some that are called doctors abort kids ... that’s okay. To execute a murderer they have qualms.

I have an idea. Let's let the abortionists do the executions. They are always yammering about not being able to ply their trade.

24 posted on 07/23/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: taxcontrol

Or any other inert gas. But you are quite right. The notion that killing a person quickly and painlessly is some immense challenge is just ludicrous.

The problem is that the opponents are not really against any particular method. Their just pretend to be as a pose to help them in their fight against any form of capital punishment.

BTW, the guillotine takes about 1/10 second. Works every time.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 6:26:49 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: lbryce

They should just OD on heroin. People pay for the pleasure of dying that way and if it doesn’t work, they try it again.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 6:28:11 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: trisham

Maybe we could hire some North Koreans to fire a mortar round at them.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lbryce

Bring back hanging in the courthouse square.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 6:29:19 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: lbryce
"gasped and snorted" and was still alive more than an hour...

I feel the same way holding a number at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
29 posted on 07/23/2014 6:29:36 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Bryanw92
A well-built guillotine works every time.

Why go to the expense?

Just let a Jihadist have at 'em with a rusty pocket knife.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 6:30:15 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

The modern “humane” methods seem to go horribly wrong a lot lately. Hanging or firing squad work well. And they’re cheap.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 6:31:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Busko
Yes, the information on the crime is strangely omitted. This is from The Guardian (note the sentence which said he smiled after shooting his former girl friend's father and then the daughter) . . .

Wood was sentenced to death for killing Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene Dietz, in 1989 at the family's automotive shop in Tucson. Wood and Dietz had a tumultuous relationship in which he periodically assaulted her. Dietz tried to end their relationship and got an order of protection against Wood. On the day of the shooting, Wood went to the auto shop and waited for Dietz's father, who disapproved of his daughter's relationship with Wood, to get off the phone. Once the father hung up, Wood pulled out a revolver, shot him in the chest and then smiled. Wood then turned his attention toward Debra Dietz, who was trying to telephone for help. Wood grabbed her by the neck and put his gun to her chest. She pleaded with him to spare her life. An employee heard Wood say, "I told you I was going to do it, I have to kill you." He then called her an expletive and fired two shots in her chest.

So I guess one could find his "snorting" somewhat ironic . . .

32 posted on 07/23/2014 6:31:15 PM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: lbryce

Ooops. He got an extra 50 minutes.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 6:32:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: lbryce
Botched Lethal Injection Takes Nearly Two Hours to Kill Arizona Inmate.

So what was the rush?

34 posted on 07/23/2014 6:32:04 PM PDT by OldSmaj (obama is a worthless mohametan. Impeach his ass now!)
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To: lbryce

Good.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 6:33:23 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: lbryce

They injected him with the wrong compound. Lead injection works faster.


36 posted on 07/23/2014 6:33:50 PM PDT by Hugh the Scot ( Total War)
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To: lbryce

how many years did the pos live on death row? take the 2 hours and divide it by the number of hours of years he spent on death row, and i still wouldn’t care even that little.

why doesnt cruel and unusual punishment apply to the victims’ family justice delayed for years?


37 posted on 07/23/2014 6:35:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Charlemagne on the Fox

Sounds like the victims were in more pain and fear than a couple snorts. I’m glad this bastard suffered.


38 posted on 07/23/2014 6:35:09 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I’m a doctor and a supporter of capital punishment.

I would pull the trigger, open the trap, throw the switch, turn on the gas, swing the axe.

I would never ever participate in a medical execution.


39 posted on 07/23/2014 6:35:44 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: lbryce

Just as with the execution in Oklahoma, so the juice took longer to work... ultimately it was successful. So what if the murderer “gasped and snorted?” BFD.


40 posted on 07/23/2014 6:36:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: lbryce

That’s too bad. One well placed bullet would work great. Then they wouldn’t have to suffer. /s


41 posted on 07/23/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Slyfox

Bingo, great idea.


42 posted on 07/23/2014 6:39:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: lbryce

to every liberal that gets the vapours over lethal injection executions, i suggest the criminals get the same “death with dignity” as what granny gets with a “medically assisted suicide”


43 posted on 07/23/2014 6:40:34 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (liberal logic: Sarah Palin is not a real woman but "Chelsea" Manning is...)
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To: lbryce

Leftists hate it when a murderer has a “Botched” execution, they call that inhumane..yet they have NO problem with killing a baby who survives an abortion..they have no problem taking that child and throwing him/her into the trash


44 posted on 07/23/2014 6:40:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lbryce

Botched? He’s dead aint he?


45 posted on 07/23/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: SpaceBar

LOL! Real out loud


46 posted on 07/23/2014 6:42:39 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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Botched Lethal Injection Takes Nearly Two Hours to Kill Arizona Inmate

How long would a 45 slug between the eyes take?

Would he be more dead, less, or about the same?

47 posted on 07/23/2014 6:44:44 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: taxcontrol

or an opiate overdose.


48 posted on 07/23/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: lbryce

49 posted on 07/23/2014 6:46:30 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: lbryce

botch[ boch ]
1. do something badly:to do something very badly out of clumsiness or lack of care
2. badly done job:a job or task that has been done very badly

This execution doesn’t fit either definition. You can’t mess up killing someone unless they live. There is no “bad way” to kill someone.


50 posted on 07/23/2014 6:46:59 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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