Oklahoma death-row inmate dies of heart attack after botched execution

posted at 11:21 am on April 30, 2014 by Allahpundit

“This could be a real turning point in the whole debate as people get disgusted by this sort of thing,” said one death-penalty opponent afterward. Could it? See for yourself what this degenerate did to earn himself a spot on the gurney and decide how disgusted you are. He raped the victim, shot her, and then had his cohorts bury her alive while she was bleeding out — and of the two men Oklahoma was set to execute last night, he’s arguably the lesser offender of the two. The other guy raped and killed … an infant. His execution’s now been stayed while Oklahoma figures out what went wrong with the drug cocktail they administered to the first inmate.

If you weren’t on social media while this was first being reported, you missed a tour de force of bien-pensant moral lecturing from some death-penalty opponents, replete with infographics comparing Iran’s hanging of political prisoners and gays with the U.S.’s increasingly rare lethal injections of monsters like Lockett.

After the failure of a 20-minute attempt to execute him, Clayton Lockett was left to die of a heart attack in the execution chamber at the Oklahoma state penitentiary in McAlester. A lawyer said Lockett had effectively been “tortured to death”.

For three minutes after the first drugs were delivered Lockett struggled violently, groaned and writhed, lifting his shoulders and head from the gurney.

Some 16 minutes after the execution began, and without Lockett being declared dead, the blinds separating the chamber from the viewing room were closed. The process was called off shortly afterwards. Lockett died 43 minutes after the first executions drugs were adminsitered.

Why’d they botch it so badly? Lockett and Warner, the other inmate who was set to die last night, sued the state beforehand claiming that the new drug cocktail that Oklahoma was planning to use was untested. The reason the state was using a new drug cocktail in the first place is because some drug manufacturers, especially ones based in Europe, have lately refused to sell traditional lethal-injection ingredients to U.S. prisons. Pentobarbital, the most commonly used drug in executions, has been banned for sale for that purpose by its Dutch maker; Propofol, another effective drug that’s widely used in anesthesia, was similarly restricted by the EU for execution purposes. Essentially, opponents are trying to force a change in U.S. policy on capital punishment by choking off the supply of what’s needed to conduct the most humane method. Oklahoma, rather than give in to that, decided to go ahead with a new drug mix whose application may well have been negligent. Result: It took Lockett 43 minutes to die when, previously, it took an average of just six minutes for other Oklahoma death-row inmates.

Which brings us full circle to the quote at the beginning. This may, in fact, be a turning point insofar as the short supply of execution drugs combined with declining support for the death penalty among Americans might raise the political cost of executions to prohibitive levels. If U.S. drug manufacturers are unwilling or unable (under patent law) to supply prisons with more effective lethal drugs, then public debate will shift to deciding whether states should try a different method of execution altogether or, after decades of “evolving” from hanging to the electric chair to the gas chamber to lethal injection, they should just give up on capital punishment once and for all. (Sorry, Sonny, but the guillotine’s not coming back.) I doubt they’ll ever get rid of it altogether — too many people will read today about what Lockett did to his victim and conclude that he got a much better end than she did, botched or not — but this is a fertile moment opinion-wise for capital punishment opponents to try to scale the practice back.


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RATSO!

OmahaConservative on April 30, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Strange. They were trying to kill the man, but everybody’s upset that he died of a heart attack.

oldennis on April 30, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Probably a far more appropriate end.

CW on April 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Karma is a b*tch

Whitey Ford on April 30, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Whether or not the impeachment is an overreaction, wasn’t this a malfunction of an appliance rather than a drug?
Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Correct. The IV infiltrated. The drugs worked just fine.
Blake on April 30, 2014 at 4:47 PM

So… The guys vein “exploded” (his word) after the first drug was injected according to the physician on hand when it became apparent that it wasn’t working, and the guy was convulsing so hard they not only had to close the viewing blinds but were unable to effectively administer the second and third phases of the drug, and that’s shows the drugs worked just fine?

Not to mention that the last most recent execution our new makeshift execution “drug” was used on the exact same thing happened?

No the drug doesn’t work just fine. No it wasn’t just an application error. And yes, the Supreme Court made the right decision for the right reasons.

This new “drug”, which is actually 3, has a TRACK RECORD now of this.

I can understand the lack of sympathy for the murderer, but the law is clear on this kind of thing, and there’s a reason for it.

But yeah!! Let’s impeach those darned justices for legislating from the bench!! When what they were actually doing was their jobs, and they were right.

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I still want to know if the medics tried to revive him with CPR or the paddles?

OmahaConservative on April 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Great idea, considering his crime. How’s about raping him, and then burying him alive?

avagreen on April 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

There are people on both sides of this issue who have valid arguments. Your depiction of them as heathens isn’t relevant. It’s odd that you would be okay with the Supreme Court not taking the actual execution into consideration rather than the drugs. So, I have to assume based on your comment that had the death been painless, you would have approved.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 6:42 PM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Great idea, considering his crime. How’s about raping him, and then burying him alive?

avagreen on April 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

+100000000000

OmahaConservative on April 30, 2014 at 6:42 PM

BTW, IV infiltration doesn’t mean his vein exploded, which is highly dramatic way of describing it. This happens frequently in hospitals (and I’ve had it happen to me) when the needle doesn’t get placed correctly, and the fluid fills the tissue around the vein instead of going into the vein.

The needle is just pulled out/discarded, a new one prepared and re-inserted.
It happens enough for s/s of it to be recognized:
Signs/Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of infiltration include:

Inflammation at or near the insertion site with swollen taut skin with pain
Blanching and coolness of skin around IV site
Damp or wet dressing
Slowed or stopped infusion
No backflow of blood into IV tubing on lowering the solution container.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infiltration_%28medical%29

avagreen on April 30, 2014 at 6:46 PM

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-oklahoma-execution-20140430,0,5943252,full.story

I wonder if Obama would have weighed in if one of his daughters had been the victim, raped, shot, and buried alive.

This whole process is simple stuff. I’m not sure how they can “botch” it. If you can’t get in an IV, give some ketamine and pavulon intramuscularly. They’ll be just as dead.

Maybe an administrator from CMS can give some guidelines; they know everything.

NoPain on April 30, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Now he has a story to share with his friends in Hell.

Mark was here on April 30, 2014 at 6:59 PM

I weep not.

SouthernGent on April 30, 2014 at 7:41 PM

A firing squad is much more humane. Given the state of robotics it could be a virtual firing squad that uses non-virtual bullets. I don’t think that bullet manufacturers will hold back on selling bullets to the state.

Mojave Mark on April 30, 2014 at 7:45 PM

True, a firing squad is much more humane. That’s why, in cases such as this, use a .22. You could whittle away on these pigs for days until the infection finally got them.

rick_blaines_forehead on April 30, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Hey nutjob! Blowing a vein is just medical slang for the IV infiltrating. The drugs aren’t going into the vein but are still be absorbed through the surrounding tissues. And since he is now dead as intended, the drugs worked just fine.

p.s.: When they say, kicked the bucket, no buckets are actually harmed. :)

Blake on April 30, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Great idea, considering his crime. How’s about raping him, and then burying him alive?
avagreen on April 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

No, because that would be an especially cruel and unusual punishment. To which I would refer you to the 8th amendment to the Constitution contained in the Bill of Rights.

What are you an anti-constitutionalist?! You want to change the bill of rights to include “an eye for an eye hereby replaces the previous 8th amendment to the constitution?

Well have at it then, give it a whirl. See if you can make it happen.

Till then, how about when we put people to death we try to do it in the least cruel and unusual way that we can.

Like not using experimental drugs that have already shown themselves to be inconsistent at best.

Better yet, how about we not let bloodlust get in the way of what’s actually right and wrong in the future.

Or, you know, we could just try to impeach and defame any justice who voted to allow a stay of execution due to the drug, go full bore and head on into it, make a mess of it, and end up staying the second guys execution anyway. Our choice this time though, for the exact reasons the surpreme court attempted to stay them both the first time.

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I also believe in the death penalty for high treason,
Aldrich Ames comes to mind.

Fighting on the battle field against American soldiers,
Ratboy John Walker Lindh is my personal pick to be shot by firing squad.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 30, 2014 at 8:26 PM

A POS got flushed. Well done Oklahoma.

V7_Sport on April 30, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I also believe in the death penalty for high treason,
Aldrich Ames comes to mind.

Fighting on the battle field against American soldiers,
Ratboy John Walker Lindh is my personal pick to be shot by firing squad.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 30, 2014 at 8:26 PM

My first thought was Harry Reid for declaring the Iraq war lost when we had men in the field.

V7_Sport on April 30, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I just know Obama will pardon Lindh on his way out.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 30, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Here’s food for thought: I have lost four of my dogs over the past three years. Two to cancer, and two to old age and infirmities. Each time I had to make the decision, the vets used a sedative to put them to sleep, and a product called Euthosol, which is a “pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium” solution, to quietly and painlessly end their lives. The whole process took about five minutes.

While I think think that this asshole got what he deserved, and made out far better than his victim, how is it that we do not have or use a drug similar to Euthosol?

grumpy_old_soldier on April 30, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Get off your high horse.

What do you have to say about the victims of this animal? Any pity for them? Why focus on the way he was executed? Why not how his victims died?

avagreen on April 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I just googled your name. You have an interesting blog.

avagreen on April 30, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Not going to lose any sleep over this.

Midas on April 30, 2014 at 9:41 PM

No, because that would be an especially cruel and unusual punishment. To which I would refer you to the 8th amendment to the Constitution contained in the Bill of Rights.

What are you an anti-constitutionalist?! You want to change the bill of rights to include “an eye for an eye hereby replaces the previous 8th amendment to the constitution?

Well have at it then, give it a whirl. See if you can make it happen.

Till then, how about when we put people to death we try to do it in the least cruel and unusual way that we can.

Like not using experimental drugs that have already shown themselves to be inconsistent at best.

Better yet, how about we not let bloodlust get in the way of what’s actually right and wrong in the future.

Or, you know, we could just try to impeach and defame any justice who voted to allow a stay of execution due to the drug, go full bore and head on into it, make a mess of it, and end up staying the second guys execution anyway. Our choice this time though, for the exact reasons the surpreme court attempted to stay them both the first time.

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Or how ’bout we take this piece of shit out back and put a .45 round through his skull? We wasted a lot of money that could’a gone fer livestock anti-biotics here…

…Of course, I’m a simple man…

a5minmajor on April 30, 2014 at 9:53 PM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Sorry, thats reserved as an exclusive method to be employed by male members of the ROP against female members.

If we’re heathens for supporting lethal injection, I’m dying to know your thoughts (an adjective) concerning stoning.

BobMbx on April 30, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Or how ’bout we take this piece of shit out back and put a .45 round through his skull? We wasted a lot of money that could’a gone fer livestock anti-biotics here…

…Of course, I’m a simple man…

a5minmajor on April 30, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Placed correctly, death is instantaneous, and there is no pain.

But then again, Caligula had a great idea.

BobMbx on April 30, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Hanging. It is an ignominious and just form of execution that has been reserved for murderers. Use it. Works every time.

bluesdoc70 on April 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Sorry, but I don’t give a rats arse about the last miserable 45 minutes of this rapist murderer after hearing about the 19 year old life he so calliously snuffed. I hope he rots in hell.

stuartm80127 on April 30, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Hang ‘em high.

As an European I used to be sceptical towards the death penalty. Now I am 110% in favor of it. Support for the death penalty is growing all over Europe too, contrary to the wishes of the Economist and EU elites.

Norwegian on April 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Because I don’t want to exert myself needlessly, and I already have the moral high-ground on this scumbag, ya whiny thing.

I do enjoy the left’s incredibly ridiculous inability to feel morally superior to a wanton criminal. I find it cute…like watching a rat try and figure out a feeder-bar.

This thing raped and murdered a human being on a whim.
I don’t want punishment (which would imply the possibility of rehabilitation), and I don’t want justice (because it’s arrogant for me to think I’m a fair arbiter of such a noble concept).

I’m just guaranteeing a sure-fire method of prevention of recidivism.

I don’t want anything to suffer, ever. But if, inadvertently, this thing suffered while being put out of harm’s reach from humanity… ok by me.

I find it especially ironic that an age-old *simple* act was made needlessly difficult because some liberal, douche-nozzle, metro-sexual, beta-male needed to feel somehow guilt-free and morally superior.

Like the Cane Toad…some humans never learn.

a5minmajor on April 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Great idea, considering his crime. How’s about raping him, and then burying him alive?

avagreen on April 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

The likes of Genuine don’t even hear what you are saying. The idea that you shouldn’t do to an innocent anything you aren’t willing to have done to you is beyond his moral grasp.

In other words, the guy has no real moral sense at all, just feelings packed together with analysis to rationalize those feelings. That is what he assumes we are doing since he lacks the basic moral sense to know any better.

People like Genuine are most definitely not decent human beings.

fadetogray on April 30, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Placed correctly, death is instantaneous, and there is no pain.

BobMbx on April 30, 2014 at 9:59 PM

This is what I’m sayin’. The ‘neural-motor strip’ is nature’s gift to those who ‘gotta take Ol’ Yeller out back’, when he starts foamin’ at the mouth.
No 48-minute heart attack…no floppin’ around on a table…no yellin’ no nothing. Just BANG! now-harmless, former murdering rapist.

Let’s not make this needlessly complicated.

a5minmajor on April 30, 2014 at 10:56 PM

worked good enough for any future victims.

Rea1ityCheck on April 30, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Awwwwwwwwww. Too bad.

justbob223 on April 30, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Focus on this, leftards.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Hang ‘em high.

As an European I used to be sceptical towards the death penalty. Now I am 110% in favor of it. Support for the death penalty is growing all over Europe too, contrary to the wishes of the Economist and EU elites.

Norwegian on April 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Same here, I used to look down on people who held such ‘barbaric views :), 6 years in America and now I’m all for it :)…

jimver on May 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Other guy gets the firing squad. Next!

hurricane567 on May 1, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Hang ‘em. If they don’t want to be hanged, then don’t rape and murder people, especially infants.

Theophile on May 1, 2014 at 12:43 AM

A retiring old hangman in England years ago was asked if he thought capital punishment was a deterrent to crime. He thought for a moment, and then he replied, “Well, personally I do, but that is just my opinion. There is one thing I can state as fact: I never hanged a repeat offender.”

opaobie on May 1, 2014 at 12:56 AM

I’m in favor of the natural/green approach to the death penalty.

Instead of using expensive drugs to kill off convicted scum I would propose that they be gently settled into shark infested waters with a life jacket and a backpack full of chum. Everyone wins and the sharks get a great meal. Bonus: put it on pay per view and the proceeds go to a victim’s fund.

trapeze on May 1, 2014 at 2:46 AM

I just googled your name. You have an interesting blog.
avagreen on April 30, 2014 at 9:41 PM

I have no blog. Furthermore, “genuine” is a relatively common word and not hard to believe that in the whole huge span of size that is the sprawling internet someone else chose to use it as a handle as well.

Whatever you found, it certainly is not mine.

Genuine on May 1, 2014 at 6:19 AM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I’ll give a shit about this when they’re required to anesthetize a developed human infant before the collapse their skull in a late term abortion.

hawkdriver on May 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Genuine on May 1, 2014 at 6:19 AM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I’ll give a shit about this when they’re required to anesthetize a developed human infant before they collapse their skull in a late term abortion.

hawkdriver on May 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM

hawkdriver on May 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM

One more thought: Why not have the perps executed in the exact same manner in which they took someone off this earth? Living a life of appeals, knowing that you will be visited with same type death at the end should be food for thought in several areas.

avagreen on May 1, 2014 at 8:16 AM

If you want to be heathens why not just change the law so you can beat them to death with a brick from now on?
 
Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

 
I’ll give a shit about this when they’re required to anesthetize a developed human infant before the collapse their skull in a late term abortion.
 
hawkdriver on May 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM

 
But corporatists something something hook in your cheek something something you idiots something something, hawkdriver.

rogerb on May 1, 2014 at 8:28 AM

About his victim who was shot and then buried alive….

Lee Jan on May 1, 2014 at 9:42 AM

In this upsidedown backward society we live in, I guess it’s right to sympathize with the perpetrator rather than with the victim. Maybe a Higher Authority step in and made this SOB suffer for the crime he committed.

savage24 on May 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

I think a lot of death penalty opponents wouldn’t be as opposed if it weren’t for the bloodthirsty glee with which too many supporters revel in the murder of another human being.

Tlaloc on April 30, 2014 at 1:23 PM

My guess is lot of death penalty foes would no longer feel so strong in their convictions if they had to pay out of their own pockets to keep a murderer alive in prison.

zoyclem on May 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM

No sympathy for this killer. And I disagree with calling it a “botched” execution. The killer is dead. Maybe not efficiently, but still dead. Recently Tennessee has voted for the electric chair as a backup to lethal injection. If the state can’t get more humane drugs, it doesn’t mean killers are going to get to live to a ripe old age off the taxpayer in Tennessee. The killers will still pay for their crimes. To the heart of the real debate, I believe there are some creatures that do not deserve to live another day, and I do not care one whit about their level of comfort as they are being terminated. They showed no compassion as they killed, I see no need to provide them comfort in response.

Old Bear on May 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM

“It was a horrible thing to witness.”

The baby raping and murder of raped baby or the execution?

Bmore on May 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM

No, because that would be an especially cruel and unusual punishment. To which I would refer you to the 8th amendment to the Constitution contained in the Bill of Rights.

Genuine on April 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

And how do you feel about hanging? That was a typical method of execution in the early republic. My guess is you would consider that ‘cruel and unsual’ as well.

zoyclem on May 1, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Here is an example of the Left winning a fight slowly. If you are old enough you would remember we used to hang, shoot and fry bad guy fairly quickly in our system. Good or bad, it was the way it was.

Then it was inhumane to do it so quickly- probably the one point I’ll agree with. Make sure you have the right guy before you pull the lever because you don’t get it back.

But after that issue is settled how we kill them isn’t as important. Being executed with a noose or a bullet is probably the most prolonged, being fried is pretty quick.

But the Left argued for a more humane method and we gave in to lethal injection. It screws up time to time and now it is the argument for NO death penalty. Unfortunately, as pointed out by the article that doesn’t solve the problem we have as a society on what to do with monsters that will harm others forever if they are allowed to live. Sometimes after confronting evil you have to realize the only option is to kill it quickly.

Reading the linked article it is apparent to me, a former detective with thousands of interviews, that this man was a sociopath- ala Ted Bundy. Whom, by the way, we fried gleefully here in Florida. He whined like a crying b**ch too in the end, blaming his acts on everything and everyone but himself.

Then as a State, we lit him up, cleaned up the mess, got in the car and went for burgers and fries! It is how it should be done.

Or as Texas once said when confronted with the defense of a serial killer with multiple personalities. “Well, I guess we’ll have to kill them more then once!”

archer52 on May 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

archer 52….. well said…..

ultracon on May 1, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Part of the difficulty are some ‘medical organizations’ who have adopted the policy of de-certifying any physician/anesthesiologist who participates. They should be legally prevented from doing so.

Ricard on May 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

What this guy did to that young girl, I have no sympathy for that POS. I’ve got a solution though, bring back the Firing Squad. I hear the Pentagon has billions of rounds of ammo to dispose of.

TulsAmerican on May 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

I find it especially ironic that an age-old *simple* act was made needlessly difficult because some liberal, douche-nozzle, metro-sexual, beta-male needed to feel somehow guilt-free and morally superior.

a5minmajor on April 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Right. “We” have been killing prey for a billion years or so, usually with quick efficiency. Modern man can kill a person before they even know it, in a multitude of ways; and fairly inexpensively.

My favorite would be a small quantity of high explosive, discharged at the back of the head. The blast wave moves faster than the neural impulse, so no knowledge of pain or impending death can be perceived before the brain is completely destroyed. A firearm similarly discharged would be as effective. If you prefer less “mess”, there’s cyanide gas (aka, “gas chamber”). It’s also possible to suffocate someone by having them breathe a neutral gas with no oxygen. There is no sensation of strangulation, as the blood is still being purged of CO2 while the O2 level falls to lethal levels.

Hanging, with a sufficient “drop”, breaks the neck and kills quickly; as would a guillotine. Both are re-usable, of course, and “green”. Really, you could use the same captive bolt gun used at a slaughterhouse if you wanted less expense.

But if you must use drugs, why do they have to be administered by an accredited “medical professional”? A professional executioner should be able to handle it; and if anything goes amiss, supply him with a sidearm and the authority to administer a coup de gras.

Maybe a Higher Authority step in and made this SOB suffer for the crime he committed.

savage24 on May 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Could be. ++
Since dying people (who are revived) sometimes get a glimpse of their Hereafter, it’s possible that this guy did as well.
Hence his struggle, and eventual heart attack…

ReggieA on May 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Since dying people (who are revived) sometimes get a glimpse of their Hereafter, it’s possible that this guy did as well.
Hence his struggle, and eventual heart attack…

ReggieA on May 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

YES!

Ay Uaxe on May 1, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Stephanie Neiman and Mary Jo Kopechne had no comment.

RealMc on May 1, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Till then, how about when we put people to death we try to do it in the least cruel and unusual way that we can.

Capital punishment is a deterrent to crime. It shouldn’t be painless or pleasant. I like that OK will only spend $15 on a last meal too.

monalisa on May 1, 2014 at 9:18 PM

They should put the Locketts of the world on Pay-Per-View on Ted Nugent’s ranch and sell helicopter hunting licenses to interested parties to recoup society’s monetary losses.

“I don’t like repeat offenders, I like DEAD offenders.” One of the greatest lines ever.
(3:06 of the clip) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz-KtAWtKxg

NoPain on May 1, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I so “sorry” this POS suffered. What about the victim? Did she suffer, after she was raped, shot and buried alive.

My only objection to the death penalty is that it takes too long and it’s not painful enough.

sigsauer on May 2, 2014 at 2:02 PM

His disgusting crime would have been hard to witness also. No tears here.

Amazingoly on May 2, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Bye

Bmore on May 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

“Oklahoma death-row inmate dies of heart attack after botched execution”

Meh…

Jabba The Cat on May 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Texas Style!

The state, however, has provided the following information. The
execution will be carried out consistent with the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice’s Execution Procedure established on July 9, 2012, and implemented
in the seven [now eleven] most recent executions. Under this procedure, the TDCJ will
administer a five-gram dose of pentobarbital obtained from a licensed
compounding pharmacy within the United States. The batch from which the
dose will be taken has been tested by an independent laboratory. That test
revealed that it has a potency of 108%, and is free of contaminants

.

https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions%5Cunpub%5C14/14-70014.0.pdf

Blake on July 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM

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