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Ohio execution was botched

Mishap could renew ‘cruel’ challenges

May 1, 2014

COLUMBUS — The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate is certain to fire up the debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment — the phrase written into the U.S....

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May-02-14 2:45 PM

Bring back "Ole Smokey" and do like they do in some foreign countries and make it public. This would hopefully deter a few (not many), but to know this is how your end will be would drive home a point. Being a murder victim is cruel punishment. Why should there be dignity in executing someone who took the dignity of someone else.

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May-01-14 5:10 PM

I have no sympathy for a cold blooded killer. He was executed too soon. He should have been made to suffer like his victims. He was a rotten human being. Good riddance!

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May-01-14 5:08 PM

They should go back to hanging them in the public square. Let them hang there for 24 hours. Maybe it will discourage other criminals.

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May-01-14 4:53 PM

rsimpson43952 Very well said.

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May-01-14 2:10 PM

Actually he died too fast , he should have been buried alive, after all it didn't bother him to do it to someone else, any idiot that thinks this sub human died cruel is just that.

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May-01-14 12:55 PM

I couldn't agree more. Cruel and unusual punishment is what his victim experienced. They want to sue the state because a monster was disposed of properly! I personally think that he didn't suffer enough compared to the fear and agony that the poor young woman went through.

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May-01-14 11:36 AM

There's absolutely nothing cruel and unusual about executing monsters. I don't understand how anyone could have sympathy for Lockett. He kidnapped a teenage girl, shot her twice, and then buried her while still alive in a shallow grave. To end all arguments I say execute the sub-human creatures on death row in the exact manner they executed their victims. There is no argument to be made on behalf of these monsters. I couldn't care less if they were tortured. I really think they should be made to feel and experience what they put their victims through. I don't want to hear it's cruel and unusual because they weren't worried about humane treatment when they were killing children. When a violent criminal is put on death row especially when a child is victimized that criminal should lose their basic human rights as part of their punishment. They can have as much empathy, humane treatment, and rights they gave their victims which is none.

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