Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution




 
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Boots
 
December 27th, 2014  
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Topic: Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution


Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."




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December 28th, 2014  
tetvet
 
Don't how you can botch an execution .
December 28th, 2014  
Sara
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executi...layton_Lockett

Wiki info:
Lockett was administered an untested mixture of drugs that had not previously been used for executions in the United States.[2] Although the execution was stopped, Lockett died 43 minutes after being sedated.(of a heart attack.)

further Wiki info about his criminal history:

In 1999, Lockett kidnapped, beat, and shot Stephanie Neiman, a nineteen-year-old high school graduate, friend of Lockett's other victims, and a witness to his crimes. The men beat her and used duct tape to bind her hands and cover her mouth. Even after being kidnapped and driven to a dusty country road, Neiman did not back down when Lockett asked if she planned to contact police. After she stated she would go to the police, Lockett decided to bury her alive.[5] Lockett ordered an accomplice to bury her while she was still breathing. She died from two wounds from a shotgun fired by Lockett.[5] In 2000, he was convicted of murder, forcible sodomy, kidnapping, assault and battery and sentenced to death. Previously Lockett was sentenced to four years in prison for a conviction in 1996 in Grady County for conspiracy to commit a felony.[1]
At his 1999 murder trial both DNA from the dead victim, fingerprints from the duct tape used to bind the victim, and eye witness testimony led to his murder conviction.[1]

I don't feel sorry for him.
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Boots
December 28th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
I believe his sentence was justified but I think we need to be a little more "humane" in our methods.

In other words by all means execute him but do it quickly.
December 28th, 2014  
tetvet
 
A bullet in the head is the quickest , cheap and very effective , an execution is only botched if the person doesn't die .
 


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