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Monday, June 04, 2007

THE BIGGEST LOSER

It took 16 minutes for Ohio death-row inmate Christopher Newton to die during his execution last month. The average time is around seven minutes.


The execution team stuck the prisoner, who insisted on the death penalty as punishment for killing a cellmate, at least 10 times with needles to get the shunts used to administer the lethal chemicals in place. Newton continued to talk, smile and laugh with the prison staff, and at one point was even given a bathroom break.


At 265 pounds, Newton's obesity explained the difficulty in accessing his veins, but was the dosage modified for his weight? Also, the lengthy time that passed before Newton succumbed suggests that the chemicals may not have been flowing properly.

Maybe we should make sure death-row inmates are healthy enough to be killed before we kill them.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

maybe that will please those who believe a lethal injection is "easy way out" and a slow, messy death more fitting and a perverse vindication...especially if this monster made their loved one suffer...as far as obese death-row inmates receiving their last meals..how about skipping a few 'til meet the weight requirements...hey,there's a market Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig hasn't tapped into yet..tell the inmates that horizontal stripes add pounds and maybe go with vertical stripes while they're at it..

Mon Jun 04, 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

death by chocolate is way to go..

Mon Jun 04, 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

The Death-Row Diet...lose 265 lbs. in one large volt...

Mon Jun 04, 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous dmc said...

They should do some suffering, think about why they are in there and the people that may have lost their children, husbands, etc.
The longer they suffer the better.

Mon Jun 04, 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

goes to show you how much we spend in taxes feeding these fat f@#ks!

Mon Jun 04, 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous job said...

Do you actually find these stories somewhere in the media, or do you make them up?

Mon Jun 04, 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

can't make up this stuff "job"..truth IS often stranger than fiction..

Mon Jun 04, 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Was Richard Simmons his witness at the execution? What an image....Richard, in his tight red shorty shorts, spewing tears and snot-rockets... doing jumping jacks to his newest DVD : Sweatin' to the Oldies on Death Row...yikes..even I'd say:"Just kill me now, please!"...

Mon Jun 04, 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

What, this isn't on YouTube yet?

Mon Jun 04, 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

all stories are true as reported by the associated press.

Tue Jun 05, 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous dharris said...

Lethal injection is too humane. I believe in an eye for an eye. We spend our hard earned money taking care of these loosers for years while we are waiting for justice! Disquesting.

Thu Jun 07, 06:30:00 AM  

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