States Must Act on Execution Procedures



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  1. Jon says:

    Bring back the gillulotine

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    cat Reply:

    A bullet is still pretty cheap. What’s wrong with that? It’s quick and effective. This guy has been alive for 25 yrs, on the taxpayer’s dime, while his victims have been in their graves for the past 25 yrs.
    As for the term “botched execution” well, it wasn’t botched…..he’s dead…..finally

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    yaki534 Reply:

    He deserved a horrible death worse than he got. LOOK AT THE WAY HE KILLED HIS VICTIMS AND THE DAMAGE HE DID TO THEIR FAMILY. HE DESERVED WORSE.

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    Dennis Reply:

    That would do it ! But why not just give them a ton of heroin ?
    Personally I prefer discomfort , a bunch of it !
    I’m against the death penalty and have been the last few years (90%) .
    Too many innocents have been put down and just one is too much .
    All murderers should have to do “hard labor” till they die or face solitary confinement .

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    Vonnie Reply:

    Sounds like a great plan!

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    catman Reply:

    Hey, now there’s an idea. Quick sure and almost painless. Just have to keep the blade sharp.

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    George Morgan Reply:

    One ‘ , 22 cal. ‘ bullet , quick ‘ and efficient ‘.

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  2. Charles Hogan says:

    If only the person that is receiving thier death sentance was so kind to their victims.

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    Scott Reply:

    Exactly, Charles, that is what I think when I hear about this sort of thing.

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  3. Dwight Welsh says:

    Waaaa Waaa Waaaaa!!!!!

    Poor Poor Pooor Murdere!!

    HE had to suffer!!

    WHAT about his victims?? DI anyone bother to count how many times they GASPED for breath??? HMMM NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    So what if he suffered, his victims did too!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Bugchaser56 Reply:

    So did and do the victims’ families. How many of the victims had a chance to have their case reviewed before the Supreme Court before they were murdered? NONE. So what about cruel and unusual punishment for the victim? The leftists are more worried about the murderer than the victim and their families. Perhaps we need to go back to the Old Testament days of stoning the murderers. God apparently did not worry about whether the condemned had to suffer a bit of discomfort. Why shoule we?

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  4. craneman says:

    simply put, were their victims killed, mercyful, I don’t think so let them suffer or spent a $1 for a bullit.

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  5. Forrest Stewart says:

    granted, these guys that are being executed by lethal injection are suffering. Did anybody care when the people they killed or murdered suffered when they died? Really, what’s the difference? Execution for crimes committed is not supposed to be comfortable it’s a death sentence. What the problem is, people who are on death row have been here for many years. This could be construed as cruel and unusual punishment. The execution is usually speedy and quite efficient. Why should they not suffer especially when they put a lot of suffering all on their victims! enough said….

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    iitywybad Reply:

    I don’t think they suffer – the drug puts them to sleep first and then stops their heartbeat. I doubt they feel much pain from the needle, but then, who cares??

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  6. jeffrey melton says:

    While a “botched execution” is undesirable, many would argue in favor of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” as just punishment. Let us not forget the victims while we worry about the death row inmate.

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  7. DeeinPa says:

    When he did the crime he should forfeited any rights other than a fair trial. Imagine the suffering he caused by committing the crime, to the victim and the family.
    Clean execution is not sufficient justice for the crime.

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  8. Cheryl says:

    Sorry, I have no sympathy for him. How much pain and anguish did his victims go throughout. How much pain did he cause their families. We need to set more examples and maybe there will be a decline in the madness.

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  9. Mike S says:

    I wonder if the victims felt any pain. lets get rid of the next 3000 on death row quickly and make room for more. There are a lot of animals out there that need to be tamed. I don’t agree with this character at all who wrote this article.
    Thank you

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  10. Jay says:

    I struggled to find some sympathy, but failed.

    Occam’s razor; the simplest solution is generally the best. We can solve this “problem” with an $ .85 bullet.

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  11. kasper_Goering says:

    I hear guillotines are going to replace lethal injections. Any good guillotine stocks out there?

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  12. ltc444 says:

    He is dead. When he tortured and killed his victims he gave no mercy, He has no right for the mercy of an easy death.

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  13. iitywybad says:

    I snort and choke every night – it’s called “snoring” caused by a nasal obstruction. He was unconscious and the purpose was to put him to death. I’m not the least bit concerned about the “cruel and unusual” punishment for people who willfully and wantonly savaged and murdered innocent people. My sympathy is reserved for those that deserve it – the victims and their families.

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    Joe Reply:

    Something even the Supreme Court misses – the clause reads cruel AND unusual, not cruel OR unusual. It must be both to be banned, not one or the other. If it is cruel and usual, by a literal reading it is acceptable.

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  14. Deb G says:

    These sorry excuses of a human being have been convicted of some of the worst crimes toward their fellow man and we should be worried about “cruel and unusual punishment”? It has become very apparent that criminals have more rights than law abiding citizens. I don’t care if they “hurt” while being put to death, there are more important things going on in life.

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  15. Sleepergirl says:

    Let’s instead review how the criminal murdered his two victims. So much sympathy for this guy is ill placed. I say let’s return to a firing squad. I think someone has proposed this in Utah (?). Or really effective would be to execute a murdered in the SAME MANNER as he murdered his victims. Now wouldn’t that be a great deterrent?

    Boo hoo. Place your sympathy with the hearts of his victims’ families.

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    Joseph Takacs Reply:

    kudos to you young lady. just shoot them.

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    catman Reply:

    Utah is the state….

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  16. William Pattison says:

    Bring back OLD SPARKY

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  17. ron says:

    reduce appeals to 1 only, electrocute them till their ash. They had no mercy on their victims.

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  18. cobralar says:

    Simple solution to all of this. It’s called a rope.

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  19. Dwynn says:

    Lethal injection cost the tax payers hundred thousands of dollars, you know a bullet or rope with a long drop and a sudden stop works every time.

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  20. Libba says:

    all I can say is if we are “pro life” what do we do when a mistake has been made in the investigation, prosecution and sentencing of an innocent person and they are executed? Can we perform a “Lazaurus” miracle and suddenly say, Oops we are sorry we now pronounce you alive? My conscience cannot live with that however 3/4 of this country apparently can….I ask each of them again, what do you do to rectify the execution of an innocent person ( I know this AZ guy was not)…..I believe in life w/o parole… All research shows that without a doubt its cheaper for all taxpayers and my conscience can live with it and the death penalty threat is not a deterent to anyone’s committing murder. Life w/o parole is worse punishment for those who commit capital murder. By the way I do have my own personal experience with a close friend being murdered…..no execution of the guilty party can bring them back but we can lock the guilty up forever and not let them loose on society. That would end the discussion on what method of execution should be utilized, once and for all.

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    txbadonetoo Reply:

    I disagree – the death penalty is a deterrent. Many cases are plead down to death w/o parole to avoid the potential of facing a death penalty conviction.

    I’d argue that the death penalty criteria should be enhanced as a further deterrent against heinous crimes where the victim is intentionally made to suffer. There are enough reviews of each case to allow me to sleep comfortably..

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    curt Reply:

    Libba, since you don’t believe in the death penalty, perhaps your earnings should be used to house and feed just one murderer. You can even choose which inmate to sponser. I know—-choose a young man or woman, that way you will be able to send your hard earned money to this person for many years..

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  21. Lupe says:

    Let’s see. Firing squad takes about 15 minutes. Visit with the Chaplain, march the prisoner out, the squad takes aim and fires. Squad leader applies coup de grace. Body is removed to morgue for burial. Cost is minimal and no chance of error.

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  22. Roslyn Duncan says:

    No sympathy for a killer here – let him die a slow, painful death and have all other death row prisoners watch it. He deserves the same consideration he gave to his victims.

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  23. Free Man (NOT) says:

    I vote firing squad.

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  24. NEANDERTHAL says:

    NOW, EVEN “KILLERS” HAVE “RIGHTS…?
    IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO THAT A HORSE THIEF WAS HUNG…………..!

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  25. Patspa says:

    Let the executioner afford the killer the same comfort the killer afforded his victim! The guilty one deserves no less!

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  26. Alma Engel says:

    Why did the DEA seize the drug that worked in 10 minutes?

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    Ed Ogle Reply:

    Inclination is that they are egotistical idiots.

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  27. Country Gentleman says:

    If the person to be executed is healthy prior to his execution 3 to 5 pints of blood should be removed from the individual just prior to his execution and donated to a local hospital.

    He should then be either decapitated or shot and any usable organs harvested.

    While he waits the appeals he should be required to give blood every 8 weeks.

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  28. truth says:

    The relative of this horrible crime [ the sister and daughter of the victums ] along with her husband said, the killer was not chocking, but was snoring. They said, they heard it over the mike they had in there…and more than once. They also said, the killer looked at them and laughed. This was brought out on television last night.

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  29. Ed says:

    I am glad that bastard suffered, still was not enough suffering for me. What should have happened was the family of the people he killed should have been in the room with him and every time he gasped for air the members should have stabbed him.

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  30. arshloch says:

    No death sentence for murder. Instead blind one eye, remove arms and legs at the inner most joint, put the remainder on a rolling platform and place it in the sun in a desert. That way retribution will be in force and a reminder to all other criminals will be tendered; you asked for it you get it.

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  31. J. Temple says:

    Part of the reason the convicted person is being executed if for his/her lack of humanity while committing the crime. I do believe in the death penalty for certain crimes, but it behooves us as a society and as human beings to rise above the inhumanity in our executions, the same inhumanity for which we are in fact executing a human being. If the only thing that makes us better in killing those who have killed, it must be in the absolute swiftness of its’ execution.

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  32. pro life bob says:

    Why not just use saline solution. If it is humane enough for a tiney baby in an abortion is should be good enough for a murderer.

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  33. Ever Vigilant says:

    Gee, I’m all upset about that. It might take me 3 minutes to fall asleep tonight instead of 2 1/2…….!!!!!

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  34. N. A. says:

    It’s a no brainer – Induce sleep – administer 5oo mg. of Oxycontin in 250 ml. solution of 40% ethanol – start intravenous drip… adios…

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  35. Jeremie says:

    So according to Libba its cheaper to pay room and board, cable TV, education, three hot meals a day, armed protection from the other inmates if deemed
    necessary by the warden or department of corrections. All this on the tax payer dime 365 days a year for life, then it is for an inmate to be on death row for ten years and we finally shoot the bastard. As for as protecting the innocent it is up to the prosecutor to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and once the defendant is found guilty then you have the appeals process in which the defendant is allowed to bring forth evidence of his innocence and last but not least the guilty
    can appeal to the governor for clemency. Basically his thinking is 2+3=1. Alternatives to lethal injection are the ax, guillotine, a Tall oak tree with a rope, a shot to the head, or shooting range where you charge admission for the participants and the spectators, which is excessively macabre

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  36. Ron Parmenter says:

    Poor Liberal LOSERS …. bet you’d sing a different tune if the perp killed your Mother….
    Bleeding hearet 0bama sukkers ………..

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  37. Cory says:

    Botched!? The SOB was verified SEVEN times by a physician to be heavily sedated during the execution. According to the victims family, who were witnesses, he wasn’t gasping for air but snoring like a hibernating bear. Liberals cry and whine about wanting more tax dollars for this and that, well lets free up some cash that’s being wasted housing, feeding and providing medical care to animals like this monster, death row should be very short term housing.

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  38. Timothy Adkins says:

    Do not care if it took 8hours to kill this MURDERE…

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  39. OVERKILLS says:

    next time dont spend money. take them out to a tree and hang them. their will not be no mistake.

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  40. Ed Ogle says:

    The most humane way to execute a killer is the same way animals are executed, either by lethal gas, or shot. Personally I think shooting is the best way. One shot and bang they’re gone, and if you suppose one shot won’t do the job then load every gun, that will certainly work.

    It is incomprehensible that these murderers are supposed to be sent off in total comfort when their victims surely did not die in peace, some tortured to death, some stabbed 10-20 times.

    Shooting is very effective and if that’s not good enough then bring back ol’sparkey.

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  41. AmericanIcon says:

    So your sympathies lie with murderers and butchers, rather than their victims whose deaths were at least as ‘horrible’, and the Bill of Rights (with which you are obviously unfamiliar to the point of ignorance) has some hidden provision to allow these animals to ‘die with dignity’ – again, unlike their victims?

    Perhaps we should just go back to public hangings – swift and certain, less likely to go awry? Perhaps we should also publicly ridicule so-called ‘journalists’ whose regard for inconvenient facts is relegated to irrelevance when judged against their bias.

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  42. Norm says:

    When these people are awarded the death penalty, a bolt to the head is the quickest & most human , just as they do in meat packing plants, & saves the state $1000’s of dollars

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  43. George Thompson says:

    This notion that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment is preposterous! If you are sentenced to death, you do not deserve any consideration at all. The criminals now have more rights than their victims. everything is upside down. Death sentence, one appeal that must be completed within 90 days, one bullet. Makes sense to me!

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  44. libslie says:

    Were his victims “comfortable” & humanely executed? Sleeping under sedation is hardly torture. Get your FACTS straight BEFORE opening your brainless, bleeding heart mouth.

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  45. BuckE7 says:

    Maybe a little bit of suffering ought to be a requirement, not a detriment. But, hey lots of people have found ways to die in less than a few minutes…cyanide a favorite of captured spies and war criminals…ought to work just fine without fanfare on Criminal whose guilt is not in doubt due to overwhelming evidence(CSI stuff), not just some eye witness ID. No mistakes as this is deadly business not intended for the innocent due to some error. Murder with malice due to gang affiliation, smuggling or trafficking background is a clear sign that someone should not be left to organize another gang of bad guys in prison. Evil has no place in or out of prison as their are redeemable inmates with lesser crimes that do not need violent repeat murderers in their presence

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  46. Jeff says:

    The more suffering the better.

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