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    Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    An inmate's execution with lethal drugs in Arizona today took almost two hours as the man gasped and snorted, prompting his lawyers to request an emergency halt to the procedure."The execution of Joseph Wood commenced at 1:57 p.m. at the Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC)-Florence and he was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.," Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said in a statement.
    Wood's attorneys filed a motion for emergency stay of the execution after Wood was reported “gasping and snorting for more than an hour,” according to court documents they filed.
    "The experiment using midazolam combined with hydromorphone to carry out an execution failed today in Arizona. It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breath for about an hour and forty minutes," said Dale Baich, one of Joseph Wood’s attorneys. "We will renew our efforts to get information about the manufacturer of drugs as well as how Arizona came up with the experimental formula of drugs it used today. Arizona appears to have joined several other states who have been responsible for an entirely preventable horror -- a bungled execution.”


    Read more @: Arizona Inmate Joseph Wood Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona - ABC News

    Another botched execution. 2 hours to die. That is cruel and unusual. The death penalty needs to go.


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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Arizona Inmate Joseph Wood Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona - ABC News

    Another botched execution. 2 hours to die. That is cruel and unusual. The death penalty needs to go. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    It's unlikely that he suffered because these drugs were powerful enough to render him insensible. They were just not likely to completely suppress his respirations.

    Nevertheless, I agree that the death penalty should be abolished. Government officials make too many stupid mistakes to have authority over life and death.

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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    .308 round to the head.

    It's a little messy but it's effective and cheap.

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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    .308 round to the head.

    It's a little messy but it's effective and cheap.
    More humane, cheaper, and foolproof.

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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post

    Another botched execution. 2 hours to die. That is cruel and unusual. The death penalty needs to go. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Frankly, they should just execute him like he executed the two people he killed. They'll get the drug combinations right and all will be well.

    I loved the first sentence though... "prompting his lawyers to request an emergency halt to the procedure." Or what... he'll die?
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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Arizona Inmate Joseph Wood Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona - ABC News

    Another botched execution. 2 hours to die. That is cruel and unusual. The death penalty needs to go. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    How many hours has the families and friends of his victims suffered? If liberals weren't such pussies about the DP, they would of had proper drugs. Of course, rope and a gallows is a lot cheaper and wouldn't have taken so long.
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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by lutherf View Post
    .308 round to the head.

    It's a little messy but it's effective and cheap.
    wwcd!
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    .308 round to the head.

    It's a little messy but it's effective and cheap.
    Double tap of a .22 would cheaper and less mess.
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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    It's unlikely that he suffered because these drugs were powerful enough to render him insensible. They were just not likely to completely suppress his respirations.

    Nevertheless, I agree that the death penalty should be abolished. Government officials make too many stupid mistakes to have authority over life and death.
    Reportedly he was conscious: "he was apparently left conscious long after the drugs were administered."


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    Re: Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Reportedly he was conscious: "he was apparently left conscious long after the drugs were administered."
    Perhaps Karma?
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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