Inmate Was Tasered Before Execution


clayton-lockettClayton Lockett, the Oklahoma inmate killed in a botched execution on Tuesday, had been Tasered by prison staff earlier in the day, and had cut his own arm. A timeline released by the state’s Corrections Department also shows that the medical staff used his groin area to inject the lethal drugs because they were unable to find a suitable vein.

The department recommended holding executions indefinitely in Oklahoma until new procedures are issued and the staff is retrained. Read more at The Guardian.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Not that I have much sympathy towards this individual, but had it been a dog, there would be high screams, and people would be fired or perhaps prosecuted.

  2. Think about it. He buried his victim alive, so she had a slow and agonized death. What goes around comes around.

  3. #1, He is a dog! the article doesn’t say what he did! He had no mercy on his victims – why show mercy to him???

  4. Just a guess, but I’d assume that his victim–whom he buried alive, by the way–didn’t have a pleasant end, either.