Ohio Rapist & Killer Dennis McGuire Execution Took 15 Minutes to Die … Um, and Your Point Is? In Typicaly F’d Up America, the Murder’s Family Says His Civil Rights Were Violated
Good riddance to bad rubbish …
Sorry, if I do not shed a tear or lose any sleep over the fact that it took 15 minutes for convicted rapist and murderer Dennis Mc Guire during his execution in Lucasville, Ohio. The family of Dennis McGuire is claiming that his civil rights were violated because of the cruel and unusual punishment he experienced during his execution. REALLY? The killers daughter, Amber McGuire, is reported to have said, “Oh my God,” as she observed her father’s final moments. Did we mention that Dennis McGuire was charged and convicted of the 1989 rape and murder of 22 year old Joy Stewart. Did we also mention that she was seven months pregnant? I wounder if Amber and the family of this killer ever thought about what Joy’s last words were when her life was savagely taken as she was stabbed to death and throat cut?
Bleeding heart libs on CNN discuss the notion that this two drug cocktail execution was cruel and unusual punishment. However, a note to Dennis McGuire’s family and the future Dennis McGuire’s, this does not mean that an execution has to be painless. I am certain it was not painless or cruel for the victims.
The execution generated controversy because, like many states, Ohio has been forced to find new drug protocols after European-based manufacturers banned U.S. prisons from using their drugs in executions — among them, Danish-based Lundbeck, which manufactures pentobarbital.
According to Ohio’s corrections department, the state used a combination of the drugs midazolam, a sedative; and the painkiller hydromorphone.
A condemned Ohio inmate appeared to gasp several times and took more than 15 minutes to die Thursday as he was executed with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S.
Death row inmate Dennis McGuire made several loud snorting or snoring sounds during one of the longest executions since Ohio resumed capital punishment in 1999.
Ohio officials used intravenous doses of two drugs, the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone, to put McGuire to death for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of a pregnant woman, Joy Stewart.
This might be a first, I agree with Anderson Cooper when he asks, why not use a firing squad or a guillotine? If you are going to kill some one and you want to make it swift and effective, a firing squad or lopping off someones head might be the way to go.
I once sense I will agree that the execution of Dennis McGuire did take too long. I could care less about the 15 minutes. McGuire raped and killed Joy Stewart in 1989. He was tried and found guilty in 1994. It took nearly another 20 years to execute him? The 15 minutes is not the issue … the nearly 20 years to put him down is.
Hmm, I guess I am the only one who does not have an issue if the following happened during an execution for a convicted killer who would have murdered my wife an child. Sorry, maybe if they realized their demise would be a painful and miserable one, they might just think twice. Cruel and unusual punishment is having to tolerate these rapists and murderers walking among us.
Execution scene from the movie, Law Abiding Citizen