18th November 2016
Did the guy die? Yes? Then how was it ‘botched’?
Lockett’s brother, Gary Lockett, sued Gov. Mark Fallin (R-Okla.) and other state and prison officials saying the drawn out death of his sibling was “barbaric” and that the fumbled execution violated the inmate’s constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment.
Lockett, imprisoned at an Oklahoma state penitentiary for fatally shooting and burying alive a 19-year-old woman in 1999, was administered a cocktail of midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride, a mix of lethal drugs never before used in Oklahoma.
Oddly enough, I don’t think I’ll lose a lot of time worrying about how long it took somebody who fatally shot and buried alive a 19-year-old woman to die. Perhaps if they were to have shot him and buried him alive it would have been better, but that’s all I can think of.