Skip to comments.Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times during lengthy execution some call botched
Posted on 08/01/2014 8:12:40 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman
TUCSON, Ariz. Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.
Records released to Wood's attorneys show he was administered the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone in 50-milligram increments 15 times between 1:53 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., for a total of 750 milligrams of each drug. He was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. after gasping more than 600 times while he lay on the table.
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Yeah, it was an execution, and he died. Success!
His crime was similarly successful, and no less agonizing... right?
I think the executioner should get overtime pay.
Go back to hanging, electrocution or firing squad, no chemicals involved. If chemicals are desired, the gas chamber works well.
Buying those drugs on the street would probably cost $1000. He was higher than a kite when his heart finally decided to stop ticking. This guy was not in pain.
One injection of lead would have done it
If an execution takes hours, then there are two possibilities resulting from the same cause. Someone purposely mis-mixed the poison. Or, the executioner misplaced the injections. Both to give execution by injection a bad name. I smell leftists behind this.
I would have some compassion for the guy but I used that all up on his murder victims.
It shouldn’t have taken 23 years to execute.
How can you call it botched? The SOB got to live an hour or so longer than he expected.
Nitrogen asphyxia. Works every time.
They could buy heroin off the street..hit him once with it and be done.
Why all the fuss.
or inject him with lead behind the right ear.
SOunds like it worked to me. Was there some sort of deadline that got missed? If not, it was successful.
What was the last botched abortion that made nationwide headlines?
They aren’t that rare.
Abortion Barbie Wendy Davis doesn’t like attention focused on botched abortions. She opposed the legislation in Texas that sought to see to it that women who suffer botched abortions at “safe-legal-&-rare” (TM) abortion clinics are able to be quickly taken to emergency medical centers.
I would think when you are executing someone, overkill is a good thing.
If I had my choice of execution, I think I would choose firing squad.
nothing to it. Flooda chamber wirh pure nitrogen (you breathe 80% now); give it a few minutes, they go to sleep and don’t wake up. A more common industrial accident than should happen.
I’m sure his victims suffered more. This is justice.
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There is only one humane standard: Does the punishment fit the crime?
The only thing I would have done different was to inject him 115 times instead of just 15.
He’s dead, Jim
That’s all that matters
Boo Hoo Hoo. He’s dead finally isn’t he. Geez all this fuss for a cold blooded killer.
Well, duh! If you’re trying to kill a guy, and you’re going to use an opiate, why they hell would you even bother trying 50mg??? How stupid do you have to be?? Give him like a pint! Gee, it didn’t work — shocking! [facepalm]
A .22 short in the back of the head would have settled his case.
Because of the duration, he missed the deadline to apply for Osamacare, and now the prison's gonna have to pay a fine.
50 mg of dilaudid is an extremely large dose. His IV must not have been working right. Usually .5 to 1.0 mg is given for severe pain IV .
Oh, durr. They said hydromorphone, I was thinking hydrocodone.
i’d rather just stuff them in an airtight metal box. co2 poisoning. many that have co2 poisoning get really happy loopy too, so no chance of cruel punishment being tossed out.
Firing squad. If I ever earn a death sentence please, 7.62 in the head for me.
Stuff him in a secure, rat infested cell, without food or water.
Come back in 6 months to scoop up the bones and throw ‘em in the dump.
Simple, cheap solution.
>>Firing squad. If I ever earn a death sentence please, 7.62 in the head for me.
The old Thai style of 15 full auto rounds in the back from a tripod mounted MG worked pretty well.
Any shot, regardless the caliber, to the head or heart works for me.
“I think the executioner should get overtime pay.”
Agreed, plus he should get a bonus. If at first you don’t succeed,...........
1.65 POUNDS EACH of sedative midazolam and painkiller hydromorphone?
They injected him with 3.3 POUNDS of those drugs and he stayed alive? Almost a quart each?
Gas chamber sounds good to me, pump in a little propane and flick the igniter and give him a preview of coming attractions. Not very Christian of me but murdering a father and daughter should rate a horrific end, who watched who die first? I cannot imagine watching someone I love being murdered in front of me and me powerless to prevent it.
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“If I had my choice of execution, I think I would choose firing squad.”
In my previous life, my end of choice would have involved the Dallas Cheerleaders and a hot tub.
Nitrogen Asphyxiation - 99% nitrogen (cheap welding gas) pumped through a breathing mask at 1.1 atmospheres until the brain waves go flat. Condemned passes out painlessly and dies within a few min. No blood spatter, all natural, no chemicals, etc.
I suggest testing the drugs prior to the execution on those that support the killers like say actor Mike Farrell.
Put them under general anesthesia and then freeze them.
Put them under general anesthesia and then open up their chest and pull out their heart.
Put them under general anesthesia and then cut off their head.
Put them under general anesthesia and then asphyxiate them in a nitrogen bag.
Put them under general anesthesia and then OD them with heroin.
This ain't that hard if the goal is for them to not suffer (and why that's the goal I'm not sure).
So, like, what is the problem with shooting these people?
Or, as I heard on caller to a radio station suggest (he said he was an MD, but who knows) - giving them a huge overdoes of heroin?
In the old days, I have read and heard that the hanging was conducted in the courthouse square and families would picnic while watching. A great warning to the young that crime does not pay and free entertainment.
Oh yes, that’s true.
Life before electricity! Sing around the old piano, have a quilting bee, or go see a guy get executed!
I think my grandfather saw a hanging in Colorado when he was a boy. That would have been the early 20th Century.
“administered ... fifteen times”
My vet put my beloved Labrador, with his head in my lap, out of his misery in a few seconds.
15 “administrations”. What’s up with that? Is someone stepping on the poison, selling to veterinary supply houses?
Do these guys not know what they’re doing? How tough is it to inject a scumbag with a lethal dose?
yes sir! He shot the woman in the stomach..........then somewhere else, I forget exactly where.
If there were any justice, they should have shot this guy in the stomach WITHOUT A SEDATIVE!
Paul Edgecomb: An execution. A successful one.
Hal: How in the name of Christ can you call that a success?
Eduard Delacroix Joseph Rudolph Wood is dead.
Second hardest thing I have ever had to do was putting down my favorite dog.
For me the 7.62 represents nostalgia. I learned to shoot with my parents firearms. A 7.62 rifle was my first firearm, first that was mine.
About the worst that can happen when you hang them is that their head comes off. We need to go back to hanging these murdering animals. The hitech bull**** is for the birds. Too much “botching”.
This is just pathetic. No one in the State owns a pistol? 1 45ACP round to the temple and .0001 second later it is all over. Cheap and effective.
We have allowed the lawyers to make this way harder then it needs to be...