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Famous Last Words, or "Ohio lethal injection takes 2 hours, 10 tries"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Colonel Angus, May 25, 2007.

  1. Colonel Angus

    Colonel Angus Member

    I know that as the great humanitarian I am, I probably should give a shit about how long it took to execute this dude, but instead I'm more intrigued by his last words:


    LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Death penalty opponents called on the state to halt executions after prison staff struggled to find suitable veins on a condemned man's arm to deliver the lethal chemicals.

    The execution team stuck Christopher Newton at least 10 times with needles Thursday to insert the shunts where the chemicals are injected.

    He died at 11:53 a.m., nearly two hours after the scheduled start of his execution at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. The process typically takes about 20 minutes. ...

    [T]he only thing Newton said in the death chamber was: "Yes, boy, I could sure go for some beef stew and a chicken bone. That's it."
  2. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Don't know how you can be flippant when you're about to die, but he was. Strange.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    You only cover us when it takes 10 tries to kill a guy!!!!
  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    May I please have some more? Injections and gruel, please.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Post of the year.

    Lock it down.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Thank you sir.

    Are you OK? You haven't chimed in on the Poindexter thread in 24 seconds.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I'm fine, I just let a homeless drifter into the nl;dfkagk,mdVS?DC>X?Z>x...............................
  8. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Best final words from 1992:

    Bunch gave a six-minute speech before his execution in which he commented on society's treatment of the poor, the elderly and criminals, and thanked his family and Ms. Thomas' family for their letters seeking clemency.
    "To tell you the truth, I wanted this to be a filibuster," Bunch said toward the end, "but I think it's time for me to shut up. As Steve Martin said, 'Comedy is not pretty."'

    It wasn't pretty, given he was put to death via the electric chair. Luckily, his motion was denied asking not to be required to wear the death mask so his execution could be videotaped to show the cruel nature of his execution.

    Didn't need to see the exploding eyeballs. The smoke from underneath the mask was enough.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    My God, that story was even weirder than the tease.

    But Newton, who had had insisted on the death penalty as punishment and made no attempt to appeal, chatted and laughed with prison staff throughout the delay. It took so long that the staff paused to allow Newton a bathroom break.

    Can you picture that? "You guys haven't found it yet?" "No we haven't." "Oh you silly bastards!" *hysterical laughter*

    And what's the deal with the bathroom break? Wasn't he going to empty his bowels soon enough?
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, really. "Uh, can you guys hang on a minute? I gotta piss like a racehorse."
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, another vote for post o' the year.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Hey, if they let him go then..less mess to clean up.
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