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Inmate Dies Following Botched Oklahoma Execution, Second Execution Delayed


Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, death penalty, abuse, ethics, rights, safety, society, sadness, news, law )

Carrie
- 1844 days ago - washingtonpost.com
An Oklahoma inmate who was supposed to be executed Tuesday instead died of a heart attack after the execution was botched, state officials said. Clayton Lockett's execution Tuesday night was halted about 20 minutes after it began.



   

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Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 8:05 pm
Before they decide to execute anyone else, it better be found out what combination of drugs they are using, in my opinion. I have never been in favor of capital punishment, life with no parole works.
Thanks Carrie.
 

Bruce C D (89)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 8:10 pm
As if the death penalty itself is humane. But this is clearly inhumane, and should be viewed as cruel and unusual punishment. According to the article, this isn't the first time this has happened. Prison officials and states are experimenting with different cocktails in an attempt to make do with the drug made in Europe that they will no longer ship to the U.S., because they don't want to be complicit in our death penalty.
 

Animae C (508)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 8:15 pm
Not again!!!
 

Justin Vale (13)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 8:18 pm
if this was going to happen it's a great day in heaven, earth and hell that it happened to this sack of hominid fluids. what he put that wonderful young bbw thru was complete madness. he made her watch as he dug the grave, shot her but she stayed alive and while she begged for her life he went and got another gun and shot her again. but she still didn't die so he had her buried alive.
a chubby girl who had been made fun of her whole life. a life filled with sadness that had finally started to turn the corner. she finally had a few friends, her parents had just bought her the truck he stole, she had finished high school and had gotten her first job. after a lifetime of sadness and tears she finally could smile. and then she bumped into him. if there is a hell i'm probably headed that way. and if i do i'm making a beeline for this sucker. his pain must continue. his pain must go on till the end of time.
this was a godsend.
 

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 10:15 pm
This just proves of the inhumanity of the death penalty. Regardless of Lockett's crimes, civilized societies do not participate in execution preceded by torture! This execution makes those who approved and accepted it no better than the criminal.
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 3:28 am
I tend to agree with Justin in that someone who buries someone alive might not receive a good execution. As for hell I think G-d is much more merciful than many of us are.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:01 am
Agreed Carrie!! Couldn't have put it better myself. Killing to say killing is wrong. What a joke. ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY!!! After all, it is about revenge- not justice.
 

Laura H (950)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 5:35 pm
The death penalty is WRONG on EVERY level!!
How many INNOCENT people have been executed?
Did any of these killings bring a victim back to life?
The death penalty does NOT deter crime in ANY way.
This may be the far right's view of the world THEY want and believe in but the rest of us are civilized!
 

B Lewenza (76)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:37 pm
The death penalty is wrong killing is killing, it is just like a human killing an animal we fight this every day. How can we justify this killing of this man regardless of his crimes and Justin I hear you this individual was a sick individual that murdered and raped a 11 month old baby and continued to bury another girl alive, his crimes are awful but there is only one judge and we all have to answer to him when our day comes. Let it go and learn to forgive him and you will be at peace with yourself.
 

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:42 pm
:-(
 

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:43 pm
When there is ABSOLUTE certainty of GUILT in these EXTREME cases, the perpetrators do NOT deserve to live.Keeping them in jail is EXPENSIVE to the population.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 2:20 am
No one dies until it is their time..he's dead, was his time. Fate killed this animal.:) Actually he killed himself the moment he began his insane attacks..karma...sublime justice for a special case ? :)
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 2:40 am
Shirley, you might want to do your research on this topic. It has been proven that the DP is more expensive than keeping offenders in jail for life. It has also been proven that it is NOT a deterrent. When are you 'eye for an aye' types going to learn that two wrongs don't make a right? I'll say it again, the DP is about revenge- not justice. Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord! Abolish the death penalty!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 2:44 am
Self correction- eye for an eye- not eye for an aye. Yes, I'm a pedant. And yes, I do get angry when I read nasty, ignorant rants from right-wingers who continue to support the DP.
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 8:10 am
Please forgive me for quoting myself, but I've already commented on this elsewhere: "If any of what I've read and heard about it in our [Dutch] media where it was headline news, is true and Fallin has both denied Clayton Lockett to know what the deadly cocktail contained precisely and overturned the ruling of a lower court in this by governor's discretion, and ordered the execution to take place without the drugs (combined) effects having been tested, Governor Fallin should be held accountable for his torturous death."

People in Europe were appalled by this and previous executions. Yesterday this news was the major story in our national TV news and my newspaper had a front page article on this and a second article with the research they had done on the details of this case and which revealed that the governor of Oklahoma played a large role in this execution. I don't read tabloids and think reports in my newspaper are usually to be trusted, but I haven't heard anything on her role from the American side, so I'll wait and see if any of these allegations against Fallin prove right.
 
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