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on: April 17, 2014, 01:57:08 PM 1 Across the Globe / World Death Penalty Discussion / Re: Lucky S.O.B.....

I would have forgiven him as well.....









...after I kicked the chair out from under him.  8)

on: April 17, 2014, 06:59:26 AM 2 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Jose Luis Villegas - TX - 4/16/14 - Executed

Last words and such...

I would like to remind my children once again I love them," Villegas said when asked if he had a statement before being put to death. "Everything is OK. I love you all, and I love my children. I am at peace."  Just as the dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, he said, "It does kind of burn. Goodbye."

For his last meal he ate sloppy joes, mac n' cheese, carrots, sweet peas, black-eyed peas and sliced bread with punch to drink.

Factoids...

Villegas was the 7th inmate executed in Texas this year and the 515th since executions resumed.
His was the 17th US execution in 2014 and the 1376th since 1976.

The skinny...

When the judge finally signed a death warrant five years after SCOTUS denied Villegas his attorneys discovered he was mentally retarded, an appeal they rode all the way back to the SUPREMES...didn't work.

on: April 16, 2014, 08:53:11 AM 3 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Charles Frederick Warner - OK - 4/29/14

Letter to the Editor: Sick of faces


By Linda Nance, Owasso | Updated Yesterday

I am sick of seeing the faces of killers Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner in the newspaper. They constantly whine about the drugs they are to be executed with.

They might be a little uncomfortable. Boo-hoo. I wonder if they gave any consideration to the pain they inflicted on their innocent victims.

I am sure the 11-month-old girl who was raped and murdered by Warner was not comfortable. I am sure the young lady killed by Lockett was not given any consideration of the terror and pain she went through.

These two need to man up, take the shot —— the easy way out —— and stop wasting even more of the taxpayers' money.

www.tulsaworld.com

on: April 14, 2014, 08:23:28 AM 4 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Clayton Lockett - OK - 4/22/14

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF OKLAHOMA April 11,2014

Madeline Cohen
O. Dean Sanderford
ASST. FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDERS
OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
DISTRICTS OF COLORADO AND WYOMPNG
633 17th Street, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80202
Re: Executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner

Dear Ms. Cohen and Mr. Sanderford:
It was a pleasure speaking with Mr. Sanderford earlier today and I received his email response stating why you think the date of acquisition of the execution drugs should be provided. As I explained to Mr. Sanderford, I was nearly done with a response to the April 7, 2014 letter when I received the April 10, 2014 letter. I thought it best to simply combine the responses into one letter though as opposed to several.

ODOC has recently acquired a manufactured source of vecuronium bromide. That means there will be no compounded drugs used in the executions of your clients. This will resolve the concerns you and your clients have expressed regarding compounded drugs.
In regards to the April 7, 2014 requests for information please note the following which are numbered identical to your questions for the sake of clarity:

1. We decline at this time to identify the manufacturer, distributor, and/or supplier of the manufactured midazolam intended for use in the execution of your clients. This information is irrelevant to your clients and disclosure could lead to harassment or intimidation which will have a chilling effect on the State's ability to acquire these drugs for future executions. We have previously provided information regarding the expiration date of the midazolam and assured you the source is one approved by the FDA and that the drugs are intended for use in humans.
2. We decline at this time to identify the date ODOC acquired the midazolam intended for use in the execution of your clients for the same reasons identified in our response to question # 1.
3. We decline at this time to identify the lot number(s) associated with the midazolam ODOC has acquired for use in the execution of your clients for the same reasons identified in our response to question #1.
4. There is no response necessary to question #4 due to the fact that no drugs will be compounded for the executions of your clients as explained in our response to question #1.
5. There were no experts directly consulted in connection with the development of ODOC's March 21, 2014 execution protocol, however, other protocols, relevant case law, and transcripts from other lethal injection challenges, including testimony from a recent challenge to Florida's protocol, were reviewed. See, attached transcripts.
6. Please also note that the manufactured vecuronium bromide which ODOC intends to use in the execution of your clients has an expiration date of August 2014. No additional information requested in your March 28, 2014 letter which has not already been disclosed is anticipated.

In response to the questions in your April 10, 2014 letter regarding drug concentrations versus what is stated in the protocol we are currently examining that issue and will not hesitate to update the protocol in the event any numbers were incorrectly expressed within it. I can verify, however, that all of the drugs ODOC has acquired for the executions of your clients are FDA approved products from an FDA approved manufacturer and are intended and approved for use in humans. Rest assured, you will be provided a copy of any revised protocols promptly upon implementation should that occur.

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns about this or any other matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

cc: Mike Oakley
Warden Anita Trammell Seth Day Susanna Gattoni

Encl: Howell v. State of Florida, Appeal Case No. SC 14167, Supreme Court of the State of Florida, Supplemental Record Vols. VII, VIII and IX.

Sincerely,

John D. Hadden
Assistant Attorney General

www.kgou.com

I am sure this will put your minds at ease ambulance chasers!  ;D

on: April 14, 2014, 08:22:33 AM 5 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Charles Frederick Warner - OK - 4/29/14

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF OKLAHOMA April 11,2014

Madeline Cohen
O. Dean Sanderford
ASST. FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDERS
OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
DISTRICTS OF COLORADO AND WYOMPNG
633 17th Street, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80202
Re: Executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner

Dear Ms. Cohen and Mr. Sanderford:
It was a pleasure speaking with Mr. Sanderford earlier today and I received his email response stating why you think the date of acquisition of the execution drugs should be provided. As I explained to Mr. Sanderford, I was nearly done with a response to the April 7, 2014 letter when I received the April 10, 2014 letter. I thought it best to simply combine the responses into one letter though as opposed to several.

ODOC has recently acquired a manufactured source of vecuronium bromide. That means there will be no compounded drugs used in the executions of your clients. This will resolve the concerns you and your clients have expressed regarding compounded drugs.
In regards to the April 7, 2014 requests for information please note the following which are numbered identical to your questions for the sake of clarity:

1. We decline at this time to identify the manufacturer, distributor, and/or supplier of the manufactured midazolam intended for use in the execution of your clients. This information is irrelevant to your clients and disclosure could lead to harassment or intimidation which will have a chilling effect on the State's ability to acquire these drugs for future executions. We have previously provided information regarding the expiration date of the midazolam and assured you the source is one approved by the FDA and that the drugs are intended for use in humans.
2. We decline at this time to identify the date ODOC acquired the midazolam intended for use in the execution of your clients for the same reasons identified in our response to question # 1.
3. We decline at this time to identify the lot number(s) associated with the midazolam ODOC has acquired for use in the execution of your clients for the same reasons identified in our response to question #1.
4. There is no response necessary to question #4 due to the fact that no drugs will be compounded for the executions of your clients as explained in our response to question #1.
5. There were no experts directly consulted in connection with the development of ODOC's March 21, 2014 execution protocol, however, other protocols, relevant case law, and transcripts from other lethal injection challenges, including testimony from a recent challenge to Florida's protocol, were reviewed. See, attached transcripts.
6. Please also note that the manufactured vecuronium bromide which ODOC intends to use in the execution of your clients has an expiration date of August 2014. No additional information requested in your March 28, 2014 letter which has not already been disclosed is anticipated.

In response to the questions in your April 10, 2014 letter regarding drug concentrations versus what is stated in the protocol we are currently examining that issue and will not hesitate to update the protocol in the event any numbers were incorrectly expressed within it. I can verify, however, that all of the drugs ODOC has acquired for the executions of your clients are FDA approved products from an FDA approved manufacturer and are intended and approved for use in humans. Rest assured, you will be provided a copy of any revised protocols promptly upon implementation should that occur.

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns about this or any other matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

cc: Mike Oakley
Warden Anita Trammell Seth Day Susanna Gattoni

Encl: Howell v. State of Florida, Appeal Case No. SC 14167, Supreme Court of the State of Florida, Supplemental Record Vols. VII, VIII and IX.

Sincerely,

John D. Hadden
Assistant Attorney General

www.kgou.com

I am sure this will put your minds at ease ambulance chasers!  8)

on: April 14, 2014, 08:10:54 AM 6 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Charles Frederick Warner - OK - 4/29/14

Letter to the Editor: Whose pain?


Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 3:59 am

By Barbara Clancy

Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner, the two men scheduled to die in Oklahoma by lethal injection, have demanded that the drugs to be used will not be cruel and unusual —— in other words, painful.
 
Undoubtedly, there will be many protestors to the death penalty on hand the day of the execution.

They will give little thought to the victim of Warner —— an 11-month-old girl. She was left with this man by her mother, his girlfriend, for a short while and he raped and murdered her.  Or of the victim of Lockett, Stephanie Nieman, 19, of Perry who was raped and murdered.

The criminal justice system has come a long way from putting prisoners on the rack or hanging. There are no more public whippings or stocks.

I am sure the rapist-murderer who is afraid of feeling pain as he dies gave not a thought to the infant's screams.

If the death penalty protesters get their way, then perhaps he will go back to the penitentiary to face real men —— themselves fathers.

www.tulsaworld.com

on: April 14, 2014, 08:09:52 AM 7 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Clayton Lockett - OK - 4/22/14

Letter to the Editor: Whose pain?


Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 3:59 am

By Barbara Clancy

Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner, the two men scheduled to die in Oklahoma by lethal injection, have demanded that the drugs to be used will not be cruel and unusual —— in other words, painful.
 
Undoubtedly, there will be many protestors to the death penalty on hand the day of the execution.

They will give little thought to the victim of Warner —— an 11-month-old girl. She was left with this man by her mother, his girlfriend, for a short while and he raped and murdered her.  Or of the victim of Lockett, Stephanie Nieman 19 of Perry who was raped and murdered.

The criminal justice system has come a long way from putting prisoners on the rack or hanging. There are no more public whippings or stocks.

I am sure the rapist-murderer who is afraid of feeling pain as he dies gave not a thought to the infant's screams.

If the death penalty protesters get their way, then perhaps he will go back to the penitentiary to face real men —— themselves fathers.

www.tulsaworld.com

on: April 11, 2014, 06:54:33 PM 8 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Clayton Lockett - OK - 4/22/14

Oklahoma secures non-compounded execution drugs
 

Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma said in a letter to attorneys for two death row inmates that no compounded drugs would be used in their executions.
 
In a letter from Assistant Attorney General John Hadden on Friday the state informed lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner that the state had secured non-compounded vercuronium bromide, the second of the three drugs it intends to use in the inmates' executions.
 
The state now has manufactured drugs and says those drugs from a compounding pharmacy are to be used in the executions.
 
Lockett and Warner sued the state in February over what they called a "veil of secrecy" surrounding state execution protocol. Lockett is set to be executed April 22, and Warner is set to die a week later.
 
www.newson6.com

Time to call in that last meal scumbag.

on: April 10, 2014, 02:15:28 PM 9 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Billy Ray Irick - TN - 10/7/14

Just in case anyone was wondering why this guy is up for the juice...

Billy Ray Irick was convicted for the 1985 rape and murder of 7 year old Paula Dyer in Knoxville.

The State’s proof was that Billy Ray Irick was a friend of the child’s mother and step-father. He had lived with them for a time, often caring for the five (5) young children in the family while the parents were working.

At the time of the incident the parents were separated. The step-father and the defendant were living with the victim’s step-father’s mother. On the night of the occurrence the victim’s mother left Mr. Irick with the children when she went to work. She was somewhat uneasy about this because Mr. Irick had been drinking, although he did not seem to be intoxicated. Mr. Irick was in a bad mood because he had been in an argument with the stepfather’s mother earlier in the day. Mr. Irick did not want to keep the children since he planned to leave Knoxville for Virginia that night.

The victim’s mother called her husband at the truck stop where he worked to tell him of her fears. He reassured her and said he would check on the children.

About midnight the victim’s step-father received a telephone call from Mr. Irick telling him to come home, suggesting there was something wrong with the little girl, saying, “I can’t wake her up.” When the victim’s step-father arrived at the house Mr. Irick was waiting at the door. The child was lying on the living room floor with blood between her legs. After ascertaining she still had a pulse, the victim’s step-father wrapped her in a blanket and took her to Children’s Hospital. Efforts to resuscitate her there failed and she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Physical examinations of her body at the hospital emergency room and during the autopsy were indicative of asphyxiation or suffocation. The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest from inadequate oxygen to the heart. There was an abrasion to her nose near one eye and lesions on her right chin consistent with teeth or fingernail marks. Blood was oozing from her vagina, which had suffered an extreme tear extending into the pelvic region. There were less severe lacerations around the opening of her rectumin which semen and pubic hair were found. These injuries were consistent with penetration of the vagina and anus by a penis.

After the victim was taken to the emergency room, Mr. Irick left the victim’s home and was located by the police the next day hiding beneath a bridge. When apprehended, Mr. Irick stated: “I have been hiding under the bridge all day, and several police cars have gone by and I had thought about turning myself in.” After his arrest, Mr. Irick gave a statement to the police, in which he admitted killing the victim.

Thanks for getting this POS back out front TIME...these baby raping murderers really raise my hackles!

on: April 09, 2014, 02:38:22 PM 10 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Charles Frederick Warner - OK - 4/29/14

Hey Time...that looks like the ideal vacation spot for my mother in law!  8)

on: April 09, 2014, 10:59:18 AM 11 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Clayton Lockett - OK - 4/22/14

Oklahoma appeals court denies execution stay requests


An Oklahoma appeals court is denying a request for stays of execution requested by two death row inmates who are scheduled to die this month with a new three-drug procedure developed by the state.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals issued an order Wednesday denying the stays sought by Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett.

Lawyers for the inmates contend the state has not provided adequate time for them to research the method of execution.

But the court said in its ruling that without an action pending in that court challenging the convictions or death sentences, the court "is without authority to issue stays of execution in this matter."

Lockett is set to be executed April 22, and Warner on April 29.

www.tulsaworld.com

on: April 09, 2014, 08:55:41 AM 12 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Ramiro Hernandez - TX - 4/9/14

Hope it happens. What a horrible crime. This monster needs to go!

Rest assured this POS has about seven hours to live and will be taking the van ride to Huntsville soon.  8)

on: April 08, 2014, 06:45:14 AM 13 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Ramiro Hernandez - TX - 4/9/14

Texas condemned inmate set to be executed


HOUSTON April 7, 2014 (AP)

By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press

Associated Press

The execution of a Texas death row inmate was back on schedule Monday after a federal appeals court ruled that the state doesn't have to reveal where it gets its lethal injection drug.

The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, 44, is set for execution Wednesday.

Attorneys for Hernandez-Llanas and another inmate, Tommy Lynn Sells, had filed a lawsuit last week saying they needed the name of the drug supplier in order to verify the drug's potency. They said they feared the prisoners could suffer unconstitutional pain and suffering if the drug weren't tested.

The state argued it was protecting the company from threats of violence.

A lower court initially sided with the inmates, but the 5th Circuit reversed that ruling last week for Sells, who was executed Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the appeals court decision. The appeals court had said it would rule later on Hernandez-Llanas' case.

The state attorney general's office had urged the 5th Circuit to lift the lower court order, arguing that the new supply of pentobarbital came from a licensed compounding pharmacy. The state also noted that the drug had been used "painlessly and successfully" on Sells, and that there was "no pharmacy, no drug and no assurance of quality that Hernandez would find satisfactory."

Attorneys have decided not to appeal Monday's ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court because the high court turned down the same request from Sells last week, according to Maurie Levin, among the lawyers who filed the drug secrecy lawsuit.


Instead, his lawyers have turned to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, arguing that his sentence should be commuted to life in prison or his execution at least delayed because of what they say was faulty testimony from psychologists at his trial.  ;D ;D ;D

The psychologists told jurors that Hernandez-Llanas was not mentally impaired and would remain a future danger, which his lawyers dispute.

www.abcnews.com

on: April 04, 2014, 02:06:49 PM 14 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Clayton Lockett - OK - 4/22/14

SUPPLY OF EXECUTION DRUGS

Texas, which has executed more prisoners than any other state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, said last month it had obtained a new batch of the sedative pentobarbital, without disclosing its supplier.

A Texas state judge ordered the department of corrections on March 27 to disclose the name of the supplier of drugs used in executions.

Texas prison officials have so far refused, saying they want the supplier to remain secret to protect it from possible harm. That prompted lawyers for the two inmates to take the case to federal court.

In neighboring Oklahoma, attorneys for two men scheduled to be put to death this month will request a stay of execution, arguing the state is not abiding by a court ruling compelling it to provide information about lethal injection drugs.

The lawyers will raise objections to a hastily acquired batch of chemicals Oklahoma said it obtained this week for the execution of inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner.

"The new protocol raises grave concerns about its safety and efficacy," said Oklahoma attorney Madeline Cohen.

An Oklahoma judge ruled last month that the state's execution procedures were unconstitutional because it did not provide to inmates the name of the drug supplier, the combination of chemicals and the dosages used in executions.

"The lawsuit involved the confidentiality statute in Oklahoma, not about the drugs themselves," Diane Clay, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma attorney general, wrote in an email.

www.reuters.com

on: April 04, 2014, 02:03:48 PM 15 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Ramiro Hernandez - TX - 4/9/14

Stay for second inmate active


By Jon Herskovitz and Heide Brandes

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court overturned a temporary stay of execution on Wednesday for a Texas inmate challenging the state's lack of disclosure about the supplier of the drugs to be used in his lethal injection on Thursday.

The decision puts back on track an execution scheduled for Thursday evening that had been suspended temporarily earlier on Wednesday by a federal judge in Houston, who found that Texas has hidden information about the supplier of the drugs.

U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore ordered the state to disclose, under seal, information regarding its execution drug, finding that Texas had provided information about the process by which two inmates would be executed and "masked information about the product that will kill them."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said the case might be different if the state were using a drug never before used or unheard of, whose efficiency was completely unknown, which was not the case.

"In sum, plaintiffs are speculating that the newly acquired pentobarbital being supplied by a new compounder may be different and may cause a risk of severe pain," the ruling said. "Speculation is not enough."

The federal judge's decision was part of a series of recent court rulings that have mandated states to release information about drugs used for lethal injection, saying that keeping the information secret violates due process protections of the U.S. Constitution.

Several states have struggled to obtain drugs for executions, while many pharmaceutical companies, mostly in Europe, have imposed sales bans because they object to having medications made for other purposes used in lethal injections.

The appeals court lifted the temporary halt to the execution of Tommy Lynn Sells on Thursday for the murder of a 13-year-old girl.

It did not rule on the stay granted for a second inmate, Ramiro Hernandez, whose execution was set for April 9 for a rape and murder that took place in 1997.

 www.reuters.com
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