Skip to comments.Fla. to investigate 34-minute execution
Posted on 12/14/2006 6:53:04 PM PST by pinkpanther111
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --Defense attorneys and death penalty opponents were outraged Thursday over an execution in which the condemned man took more than half an hour to die, needed a rare second dose of lethal chemicals, and appeared to grimace in his final moments. "I am definitely appalled at what happened. I have no doubt he suffered unduly," Angel Nieves Diaz's attorney, Suzanne Myers Keffer, said after Diaz died by injection. Executions in Florida normally take about 15 minutes, with the inmate rendered unconscious and motionless within the first three to five minutes. But Diaz took 34 minutes to die and appeared to be moving for most of that time.
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Guess I got confused and mixed up the usual drugs with sulfuric acid. Oops.
What the hell is wrong with the Floridian government...can't count votes properly, now can't do executions properly?
(No offense to any Floridians who may read this comment.)
I know what the problem is.
It's a lack of practice by the staff that handles these executions.
Practice makes perfect.
I certainly hope so.
Booo friggin hooo. We are supposed to feel sorry for this guy???
What about his victim?
Works the same way every time.
Firing squad would be faster. But then they would not suffer as much.
Practice, or just experience? If they did this 5 times a day, I bet they'd be really good at it.
As Rush pointed out today, it took him over 37 years to die. That's how long ago he was convicted of murdering the woman.
I heard that too.Rush is usually right.
Bring back Old Sparky....
... I cannot fault the result based on the record in this case, which could have convinced a judge and jury beyond a reasonable doubt that Diaz was the more culpable of the two perpetrators. Moreover, the defendants prior record in this instance includes an armed robbery, two escapes, the assault and battering of correctional officers, and a conviction for murdering the director of a drug rehabilitation center by stabbing him nineteen times while he slept. On this record, there is sufficient evidence and sufficient aggravating factors to support the conviction and sentence."
Was the injection more painful than being stabbed 19 times?
they are whining over a grimace?!?!? What is that anyway?
I agree stabbing someone 19 times, deserves at least a grimace!
Too bad if it hurt , I hope he suffered just like his victim did. Maybe it should hurt. Why does a murderer deserve to be die painlessly? I think we should stone them, hang them fry them, inflect pain like they did.
Second that, or a claymore mine strapped to the back of the head. Messy, but quick and presumably painless. Unfortunately, we've got Unusual to go a long with Cruel.
I demand all executions be done by witholding food and water!
Why it's a more compasionate euphoric way to die. Cheaper last meals, and less effort to bury/burn their skeletal corpses.
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