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Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times during lengthy execution some call botched
Fox News/Associated Press ^ | Published August 01, 2014 | Associated Press

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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Can't see where it was botched, he is dead.
1 posted on 08/01/2014 8:12:40 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Yeah, it was an execution, and he died. Success!

His crime was similarly successful, and no less agonizing... right?


2 posted on 08/01/2014 8:14:44 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

I think the executioner should get overtime pay.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 8:15:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Go back to hanging, electrocution or firing squad, no chemicals involved. If chemicals are desired, the gas chamber works well.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 8:16:40 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 8:17:18 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

One injection of lead would have done it


6 posted on 08/01/2014 8:17:18 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.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: Foundahardheadedwoman
A vet can put a dog to sleep painlessly in seconds.

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.

7 posted on 08/01/2014 8:17:44 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 8:17:47 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

How can you call it botched? The SOB got to live an hour or so longer than he expected.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 8:18:08 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: bigbob

Nitrogen asphyxia. Works every time.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 8:18:11 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
He was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.

SOunds like it worked to me. Was there some sort of deadline that got missed? If not, it was successful.

12 posted on 08/01/2014 8:20:21 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 8:21:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

I would think when you are executing someone, overkill is a good thing.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 8:24:00 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

If I had my choice of execution, I think I would choose firing squad.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 8:29:03 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 8:30:40 PM PDT by Barkeep99
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

I’m sure his victims suffered more. This is justice.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 8:31:25 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Cattle Bolt Gun


18 posted on 08/01/2014 8:31:28 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

There is only one humane standard: Does the punishment fit the crime?


19 posted on 08/01/2014 8:41:23 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

The only thing I would have done different was to inject him 115 times instead of just 15.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 8:45:09 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

BFD

He’s dead, Jim

That’s all that matters


21 posted on 08/01/2014 8:45:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Boo Hoo Hoo. He’s dead finally isn’t he. Geez all this fuss for a cold blooded killer.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 8:47:32 PM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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]


23 posted on 08/01/2014 8:49:55 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

A .22 short in the back of the head would have settled his case.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 8:50:06 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Was there some sort of deadline that got missed? If not, it was successful.

Because of the duration, he missed the deadline to apply for Osamacare, and now the prison's gonna have to pay a fine.

25 posted on 08/01/2014 8:52:07 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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 .


26 posted on 08/01/2014 8:59:50 PM PDT by therut
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To: therut

Oh, durr. They said hydromorphone, I was thinking hydrocodone.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 9:04:01 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Lurker

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.


28 posted on 08/01/2014 9:08:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: doc1019

Firing squad. If I ever earn a death sentence please, 7.62 in the head for me.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 9:19:26 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 9:21:53 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: ThunderSleeps

>>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.


31 posted on 08/01/2014 9:23:02 PM PDT by expat1000 ("If you're explaining, you're losing." Ronald Reagan)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Any shot, regardless the caliber, to the head or heart works for me.


32 posted on 08/01/2014 9:28:28 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: cripplecreek

“I think the executioner should get overtime pay.”

Agreed, plus he should get a bonus. If at first you don’t succeed,...........


33 posted on 08/01/2014 9:32:28 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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?

Wow.


34 posted on 08/01/2014 9:33:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: doc1019

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.


35 posted on 08/01/2014 9:38:09 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Barkeep99; All
I vote for death by honeypot. Seems to be quick and painless. Plus, the cost is minimal...

XINXIANG CITY, CHINA. JUNE 9, 2014 – A lost cell phone has left two people dead and several others injured in China.

It happened after a woman dropped her new cell phone into an “open pit” toilet, according to the South China Morning Post.

When her husband tried to retrieve it from the pit, which was knee-deep in sewage, he was knocked unconscious by the smell. His mother went in to rescue him and also fainted.

The woman, her father-in-law and two neighbors also jumped in and all fainted.

All six people were rescued when neighbors lower a rope into the pit. The woman’s husband and mother-in-law died at the hospital. Two others were also hospitalized.


36 posted on 08/01/2014 9:38:36 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: yarddog

“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.


37 posted on 08/01/2014 9:41:27 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: doc1019

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.


38 posted on 08/01/2014 9:50:05 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

I suggest testing the drugs prior to the execution on those that support the killers like say actor Mike Farrell.


39 posted on 08/01/2014 9:50:45 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Put them under general anesthesia and then slit their wrist.

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).

40 posted on 08/01/2014 9:56:35 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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?


41 posted on 08/01/2014 10:03:03 PM PDT by jocon307
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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.


42 posted on 08/01/2014 10:09:23 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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.


43 posted on 08/01/2014 10:15:13 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

“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?


44 posted on 08/01/2014 10:30:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: Enten

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!


45 posted on 08/01/2014 10:32:17 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Hal: Okay, boys, what in the hell happened?

Paul Edgecomb: An execution. A successful one.

Hal: How in the name of Christ can you call that a success?

Paul Edgecomb: Eduard Delacroix Joseph Rudolph Wood is dead.

46 posted on 08/01/2014 10:45:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: tumblindice

Second hardest thing I have ever had to do was putting down my favorite dog.


47 posted on 08/01/2014 11:10:16 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: doc1019

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.


48 posted on 08/01/2014 11:41:13 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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”.


49 posted on 08/02/2014 1:43:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

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...


50 posted on 08/02/2014 1:44:02 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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