Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Botched Execution - Arizona Inmate Takes 2 Hours to Die

Joseph Rudolph Wood III

LA Times

A convicted murderer in Arizona gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after a lethal injection Wednesday, his ATTORNEYS and witnesses said, dying in a botched execution that prompted the governor to order an investigation and the state Supreme Court to mandate that the materials used in the procedure be preserved. 

Joseph Rudolph Wood III's execution almost certainly will reinvigorate the national debate over the death penalty. He received an injection at 1:52 p.m. at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence. The execution became so prolonged that reporters witnessing the execution counted several hundred of his wheezes before he was finally declared dead at 3:49 p.m. — nearly two hours after the procedure began. 

The incident comes in a year in which lethal injections had already triggered controversy over botched procedures and secrecy.

Any street junkie in the country could do a better job than these bumbling idiots in charge of the lethal injection protocols. And where are all the self-proclaimed Constitutional scholars.  Any hint of violating the 2nd Amendment and they're up on their high horse, but violating the 8th is no problem for them - the hypocrites.

Oh, and let's not overlook the fact that he was a lawful gun owner who turned bad.  He wasn't a gang banger or a drug dealer, nor was he a polite and respectful gun owner. He was another dangerous maniac who should have been disarmed before he went berserk.


  1. The state has no right moral or ethical to murder a citizen no matter what crime was or was not committed.
    Mike would the eighth amendment also apply to those murdered by federal drone strike?

    MBIAC..MikeB upset that the AZ state sanctioned murder of a citizen went wrong but ok with the murder by federal drone strike of US citizens abroad..

    1. I've responded several times to your asinine comments about the drone strikes. So, you can stop now with that ridiculous tag line you append to every comment.

  2. "The state has no right moral or ethical to murder a citizen no matter what crime was or was not committed."
    You really don't understand the law.