Friday, December 15, 2006

Official Says Fla. Execution Was Botched

I'm afriad we're going to have to try this again. We have to wait for the chair to charge back up. you have any MORE last words?

The execution of a convicted killer took 34 minutes - twice as long as normal - because officials botched the insertion of the needles that delivered the lethal chemicals, a medical examiner said Friday.

"I'm sure you'll be dead any minute. Boy this is awkward."

Gov. Jeb Bush responded to the findings by halting the signing of more death warrants until a commission he created to examine the state's lethal injection process completes its final report by March 1.

I'm sure the inmate is breathing a sigh of relief...oh, no he probably isn't. He would though...if he could. Man, sitting in a cell for years waiting to die must suck but not quite as much as waiting for the poison to finally reach the heart.

Dr. William Hamilton, who performed the autopsy, said the needles pierced Angel Nieves Diaz's veins and then went into soft tissue in his arms. The lethal chemicals are supposed to go directly into the veins.

"My bad."

Hamilton refused to say whether he thought Diaz died a painful death.

I'm sure the screaming was just early holiday joy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

who gives a shit...I wonder if there was this much concern for the person he murdered and how they died. too bad we didn't get right on the first he's where he really belongs.

December 19, 2006 2:07 PM  

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