Monday, July 11, 2005

2000




May 3, 2000...Arkansas
Lethal Injection
Christina Marie Riggs was the first woman to be executed in the state of Arkansas. The execution began 18 minutes late because of the difficulty in finding a suitable vein to insert the catheters into. She agreed to have the catheters placed in veins in her wrists. It is not unusual for the prisoner to have help staff in this way.



June 8, 2000...Florida
Lethal Injection
It took execution technicians 33 minutes to find suitable veins for the execution. "They butchered me back there," said Demps in his final statement. "I was in a lot of pain. They cut me in the groin; they cut me in the leg. I was bleeding profusely. This is not an execution, it is murder." The executioners had no unusual problems finding one vein, but because Florida protocol requires a second alternate intravenous drip, they continued to work to insert another needle, finally abandoning the effort after their prolonged failures.


December 7, 2000...Texas
Lethal Injection
Jones was a former intravenous drug abuser. His execution was delayed 30 minutes while the execution "team" struggled to insert an IV into a vein. He had been a longtime intravenous drug user. One member of the execution team commented, "They had to stick him about five times. They finally put it in his leg." Wrote Jim Willett, the warden of the Walls Unit and the man responsible for conducting the execution, "The medical team could not find a vein. Now I was really beginning to worry. If you can't stick a vein then a cut-down has to be performed. I have never seen one and would just as soon go through the rest of my career the same way. Just when I was really getting worried, one of the medical people hit a vein in the left leg. Inside calf to be exact. The executioner had warned me not to panic as it was going to take a while to get the fluids in the body of the inmate tonight because he was going to push the drugs through very slowly. Finally, the drug took effect and Jones took his last breath
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June 28, 2000...Missouri
Lethal Injection
Hunter had an unusual reaction to the lethal drugs, repeatedly coughing and gasping for air before he lapsed into unconsciousness. An attorney who witnessed the execution reported that Hunter had "violent convulsions. His head and chest jerked rapidly upward as far as the gurney restraints would allow, and then he fell quickly down upon the gurney. His body convulsed back and forth like this repeatedly. ... He suffered a violent and agonizing death."

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree with death penalty but this was just sick !

10/26/2005 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeh well they deserve it

9/25/2009 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one should be done that way!

10/28/2009 1:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well at least he put on a show before he went!

2/24/2010 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now he knows how the person he killed felt

10/27/2010 12:58 AM  
Blogger terranceim4 said...

Nobody has the right to take a life, but GOD himself period!!!! What the state or world do is outright murder.

4/22/2012 12:50 AM  
Blogger terranceim4 said...

Nobody has the right to take a life, but GOD himself period!!!! What the state or world do is outright murder.

4/22/2012 12:52 AM  
Anonymous ldparr21 said...

You still believe in a fairy tale?

7/22/2012 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people deserve it. If you kill someone you end their right to live. In doing that you must give up yours as well.

8/19/2012 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your gonna execute someone, get it done properly you fucking dildos!! Go work at a cheese factory if your that incompetent!

9/17/2012 2:25 PM  

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