Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Karma, Baby, Karma

Unless you are totally against the death penalty under any circumstances, this should not bother anybody.
From the Oklahoman: State Corrections Department officials stopped the execution of an inmate Tuesday after a botched lethal injection. Corrections Department Director Robert Patton later addressed members of the media, and announced after a blown vein, Clayton Derrell Lockett suffered a heart attack at 7:06 p.m., and was declared dead.
The execution officially began at 6:23 p.m. Patton said all three drugs had been administered, but they did not have the desired effect. Patton said Lockett died in the execution room.
Officials closed the curtains in the execution room 16 minutes into the procedure, after Lockett convulsed several times, his chest and head rising off the gurney at multiple points.
After about 20 minutes after the blinds were closed, Patton informed witnessing press the execution was being halted.
“It’s come to my attention, I’m stopping the execution,” Patton told press gathered in the execution chamber. “We’ve had a vein failure, in which the chemicals did not make it into the offender.”
Lockett grimaced and tensed his body several times over a three-minute period before the execution was shielded from the press. After being declared unconscious 10 minutes into the process, Lockett spoke at three separate moments. The first two were inaudible, however the third time he spoke, Lockett said the word “man.”  http://newsok.com/inmate-dies-after-botched-execution-second-execution-stayed/article/4744351
This is what this thug did, from Oklahoma Legal Group:
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the death sentence given to convicted murderer Clayton Darrell Lockett, of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Lockett was convicted in August 2000 of the first degree murder of 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman. Lockett was also sentenced to more than 2,285 years in prison for associated non-capital crimes occurring that night, including assault with a dangerous weapon, burglary, first degree rape, and kidnapping.
A jury found that on June 3, 1999, Clayton Lockett and two co-conspirators, Shawn Mathis and Alfonso Lockett, broke into the Perry, Oklahoma, home of Bobby Bornt. They assaulted Bornt before burglarizing his home for drugs. While they were at Bornt's home, two 19-year-old women arrived. The men repeatedly raped and assaulted one woman, whose name is withheld as a victim of sexual assault, before loading Bornt, Bornt's 9-month-old son, Stephanie Nieman, and the other woman into Bornt's and Nieman's trucks and driving them to a rural location in Kay County.
Bornt testified that he heard Clayton Locket say, "Someone has got to go," before he put Nieman in a ditch dug by Shawn Mathis and shot her twice. He also testified to hearing the men laugh about "how tough [Nieman] was" when she did not die after the first shot.
Bornt and the other victim believe they were spared because they have children; however, both testified to hearing Lockett plan to kill them and take Bornt's infant son to either a shelter or Bornt's parents' house.
Clayton Lockett was found to be the instigator of all crimes that evening. According to court documents, State's evidence included a videotaped confession by Locket in which he "confessed to going to Mr. Bornt’s home to rob him; to personally hitting and beating Mr. Bornt, [name withheld], and Ms. Neiman with his fists or with the shotgun; to binding the victims with duct tape; to planning to kill all three adult victims; to forcing them (along with the baby) to leave Mr. Bornt’s house and go to the country, where the adults were to be killed; to taking Ms. Neiman’s and Mr. Bornt’s trucks; to being the ultimate decision maker as to which victims would be killed; to instructing Mr. Mathis on how to dig the grave; to personally shooting Ms. Neiman while she cried; to threatening to kill them if they told anyone of his crimes; and to insisting that his accomplices bury Ms. Neiman when he knew she was still alive." He was convicted of 19 felony counts:  http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.com/news/appeals-court-upholds-death-penalty-for-ponca-city-man
My guess is that this thug had a heart attack from stress because he was about to die.
It brings no tears to me that this guy died or how he died. 
Good bye and good riddance.


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  2. I feel exactly the same way as you do, even though I am against the death penalty being used so widely, in crimes like this the criminal deserves to suffer.