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Missouri inmate executed for killing neighbor [pentobarbital avoids "botched" executions]
Associated Press ^ | August 6, 2014 | JIM SUHR

Posted on 08/06/2014 7:36:13 AM PDT by grundle

A Missouri inmate was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner put to death since an Arizona lethal injection went awry last month.

When the drugs began flowing, his head lowered back to the pillow and he appeared to breathe heavily for about 15 seconds before closing his eyes. Some of his witnesses began crying after he fell unconscious.

Texas and Missouri instead administer a single large dose of pentobarbital — often used to treat convulsions and seizures and to euthanize animals. Missouri changed to pentobarbital late last year and since has carried out executions during which inmates showed no obvious signs of distress.

DNA tests later linked Worthington to the slaying.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: crime; execution
They gave this guy pentobarbital, the same drug that veterinarians use to put dogs and cats to sleep. He went unconscious within 15 seconds. So if liberals are truly concerned about "botched" executions, this is the solution. Also, DNA tests proved that this guy is guilty, and there is no doubt that he is the murderer.
1 posted on 08/06/2014 7:36:13 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Next!


2 posted on 08/06/2014 7:36:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

Okay, did the guy executed in Arizona die? If the answer is yes, how exactly did the execution “go awry”?


3 posted on 08/06/2014 7:39:17 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: grundle

pentobarbital: the New Standard In Painless Execuctions

may the states that having been having “trouble” meeting the standards of the bleeding heart club please take note


4 posted on 08/06/2014 7:39:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: grundle
Pentobarbital, in small doses, is also used to treat asthma, insomnia and a host of other diseases. It also has multiple manufacturers, so the chances of some PC bleeding heart pharmaceutical company trying to avoid sales to a correctional institution becomes all that more difficult.

It will also put the left on the defensive. We can just ask them "What are you trying to do? Make dogs and cats suffer some horrible death? Deny treatment to asthmatics and insomniacs?"

5 posted on 08/06/2014 7:42:17 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: grundle
Nitrogen Asphyxiation
6 posted on 08/06/2014 7:46:53 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: grundle

What’s a more merciful death IMO is a bunch of firing squad bullets with expert aim to the heart and be done with it faster. Do it outside for easier blood cleanup. Hard to botch that quick death up.


7 posted on 08/06/2014 7:47:47 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: grundle

Why didn’t they withhold food until he died? I hear that is a very humane way to die.


8 posted on 08/06/2014 7:49:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious they are trying hard to ignore.)
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To: tflabo

Personally I think we should experiment with exploding hats. That is, headgear holding shaped charges. Destroying the brain in microseconds would be more painless than destroying the heart. Messier though.


9 posted on 08/06/2014 7:55:41 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: grundle
Some of his witnesses began crying after he fell unconscious.

Most likely because he didn't provide the drama they needed to further demonize the execution process.

Tough noogies...libtards.

Try again at the next one.

10 posted on 08/06/2014 8:04:58 AM PDT by OldSmaj (obama is a worthless mohametan. Impeach his ass now!)
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To: AppyPappy

Brilliant! Don’t forget withholding water as well, works faster and just as humane. Also vacuuming off limbs is kind and painless, as is a massive saline injection.


11 posted on 08/06/2014 8:05:08 AM PDT by montaine
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To: buwaya

Why bother with the headgear? From the conclusion of an old movie; insert a fragmentation grenade in the inmate’s mouth, pull the pin and step behind the blast shield. Quick, cheaper, but still messy.


12 posted on 08/06/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: buwaya

Guillotine-—rapid head severing. Quick neat cut and less gore—just bloody. Sow the head back on later for open casket viewing if necessary.
Zero chance of painful lingering on.


13 posted on 08/06/2014 8:09:33 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: grundle

This is still far more expensive and prone to appeal than is the firing squad. I truly do not see the reason for any aversion to its use. States should at least allow it for cases in which there is “any question” (that is, appeal), of any other form of execution.

In Utah, the firing squad is available as an option of *choice* for the condemned; so this is legitimate. Death row prisoners could have a *choice* of lethal injection, or if they appealed it for any reason, it would be a *choice* on their part to face the firing squad.


14 posted on 08/06/2014 8:15:39 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: taxcontrol
Nitrogen asphyxiation.

I'd like to see it at least tried. They could do trials on animals, and it might even prove a more humane and less cumbersome way of euthanizing dogs and cats, or stunning livestock prior to slaughter.

15 posted on 08/06/2014 8:17:13 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: grundle

Still 20 years too late.


16 posted on 08/06/2014 8:17:14 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: grundle

That SOB, trying to dictate terms and exert control. 18 years is far too long for this to be called justice for the victim’s family.


17 posted on 08/06/2014 8:18:32 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: buwaya

The Muzzies have a good way to do this. Strap explosives to the convicted. Step away and then press the button. Should be a quick death and maybe the deceased can meet Allah on his way to Hades.


18 posted on 08/06/2014 8:20:21 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

It’s not humane. Already tried with animals. They struggle to find air.


19 posted on 08/06/2014 8:23:45 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: taxcontrol

“Nitrogen Asphyxiation “

I have seen lots of mice euthanized by CO2 asphyxiation. I certainly hope they don’t suffer but they sure jump around a lot.


20 posted on 08/06/2014 8:25:09 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: buwaya

“Personally I think we should experiment with exploding hats.....”

You made my day! :)


21 posted on 08/06/2014 8:27:42 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Vigilanteman

“It also has multiple manufacturers, so the chances of some PC bleeding heart pharmaceutical company trying to avoid sales to a correctional institution becomes all that more difficult.”

If this stuff keeps up, it might be a sensible investment to just open a pharmaceutical company only to produce the execution drugs that the rest won’t. You’ll have an instant monopoly, guaranteed client list, and you won’t need to care about boycotts because you won’t have any other customers.


22 posted on 08/06/2014 8:31:26 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: tflabo

There is some anecdotal information that heads severed in this way retain consciousness for some seconds. It would be inconvenient or impractical to perform enough relevant research to rule this out.


23 posted on 08/06/2014 8:49:44 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: OrangeHoof

Well, yes, but we are high tech and civilized. So much better to use a high tech targeted device.


24 posted on 08/06/2014 8:51:12 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: RJS1950

There are probably OSHA regulations that may apply in this process.


25 posted on 08/06/2014 8:52:06 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

There have already been human “trials” in the form of industrial accidents. NASA has lost a couple of people over the years to this very type of accident. In fact it is so well known that Nitrogen Gas has it’s own MSDS sheet.

This sheet reads in part:

... Exposure to atmospheres containing <10% Oxygen will bring about unconsciousness without warning and so quickly that the individuals cannot help or protect themselves ....


26 posted on 08/06/2014 8:57:56 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: EinNYC

Are you sure you’re talking about nitrogen, and not CO2?


27 posted on 08/06/2014 9:02:47 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: grundle

Bring back sparky for those guilty without a doubt. OJ should be the first candidate.


28 posted on 08/06/2014 9:09:43 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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29 posted on 08/06/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: grundle

I don’t get “witnesses” at executions, I wouldn’t choose to watch somebody die. I’ve seen plenty of people die but not by choice, it was never a pleasant experience to me.

(No, not even if it were the murderer of a loved one.)


30 posted on 08/06/2014 9:45:13 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: Boogieman
If this stuff keeps up, it might be a sensible investment to just open a pharmaceutical company only to produce the execution drugs that the rest won’t. You’ll have an instant monopoly, guaranteed client list, and you won’t need to care about boycotts because you won’t have any other customers.

I considered doing this after my previous employer laid me off.

The synthesis doesn't look too hard, I really don't have to worry about impurities too much, and I might not have to run all year, just make enough for he upcoming executions.

31 posted on 08/06/2014 10:05:55 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Boogieman
You have any idea what it costs to get FDA approval for a drug? And to off what? Less than 100 perps per year in the entire country? Do we even average one a week in Texas? I've heard the Lone Star State accounts for something like 60% of all executions nationwide.

Much more cost effective just to build a gallows and use a rope. Or phenobarbital.

32 posted on 08/06/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: OrangeHoof; buwaya
Should be a quick death and maybe the deceased can meet Allah on his way to Hades.

What!?!!

He will meet Allah when he gets to Hades.

33 posted on 08/06/2014 12:35:25 PM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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