"An Oklahoma death row inmate writhed, clenched his teeth and appeared to struggle against the restraints holding him to a gurney before prison officials halted an execution in which the state was using a new drug combination for the first time. The man later died of a heart attack."
I am the only person that sees no issue with this? Could it have gone more smoothly, sure, but you know what, no one paid any mind to whether poor Stephanie Neiman was killed in a quick way. Matter of fact, he stood there and watched her be buried alive.
"A four-time felon, Lockett was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman and watching as two accomplices buried her alive in rural Kay County in 1999. Neiman and a friend had interrupted the men as they robbed a home."
Is it revenge? No. He did not deserve to live. Plain and simple. Accidents happen. But he stood there, after shooting her, and watched her be buried alive. THAT tells you what kind of person he is. Not one that should have any opportunity to enjoy life, even if it's behind bars. IMO prison is quite a few steps up from being buried alive.