Skip to comments.Arizona’s McCain: Execution was torture
Posted on 07/25/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
The Republican who represents the conservative state told Politico that he supports capital punishment for certain crimes but felt Wednesdays execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was a bollocks-upped situation.
The execution has renewed debate about the death penalty. But Arizona lawmakers say the debate is not likely to have an impact on practices in the state.
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Just shut up, John.
I despise that senile old bastard.
Yup...he is wrong on just about everything
If this is “torture” where the doctors said the crook was asleep and couldn’t feel a thing
Then what was your treatment at Hanoi Hilton, Senator?
Juan, you ignorant slut.
Could someone please put him out of his misery?! I am just saying get him away from any semblance of a microphone, the press, personal appearance...anyplace where ANYBODY can hear him opine.
He is giving Biden a close race for dunce of the century!
Why can’t somebody just say, “S**t happens...”
Every time McLame speaks, it’s torture. An old retired cop tweaked the nose of a liberal at the local dog park today with this story. He sucked her in by asking about the sad tale of the two hour execution and as soon as she started in feeling sorry for the killer he said “Him?, Screw him he killed two people, he didn’t suffer half enough!” I thought the lib was going to have a coronary.
Time for the old politicians home for him.
Wood and his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend, Debbie Dietz, had been involved in a turbulent relationship for 5 years, which had been marred by numerous breakups and several domestic violent incidents. Debbie was working at a local body shop owned by her family. On August 7, 1989, Wood walked into the shop and shot Gene Dietz, age 55, in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver, killing him. Gene Dietz's 70-year-old brother was present and tried to stop Wood, but Wood pushed him away and proceeded into another section of the body shop. Wood went up to Debbie, placed her in some type of hold, and shot her once in the abdomen and once in the chest, killing her. Wood then fled the building. Two police officers approached Wood and ordered him to drop his weapon. After Wood placed the weapon on the ground, he reached down and picked it up, and pointed it at the officers. The officers fired, striking Wood several times. Wood was transported to a local hospital where he underwent extensive surgery.
Presiding Judge: Hon. G. Thomas Meehan
Prosecutor: Thomas Zawada
Defense Counsel: Lamar Couser
Start of Trial: February 19, 1991
Verdict: February 25, 1991
Sentencing: July 2, 1991
Grave risk of death to others
State v. Wood, 180 Ariz. 53, 881 P.2d 1158 (1994).
I don’t care Senator.
Now THAT is a Hero!
I think it was botched. I don’t really want to torture even the guilty. I just want them cleanly executed. My solution? A heavy sedative, and then a heroin overdose. Simple, and effective. Done and gone! Shoulda been done to Manson many years ago. Do it quick and clean. Just get rid of them!
Just how the hell do such losers as Obama, who never held a real job in his life and McCain, who almost sank an aircraft carrier, manage to get so far in life?
No what the victims and the familys went though was torture silly old man
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