Friday, December 17, 2010
Oklahoma Killer Executed With Drugs Used to Euthanize Animals
Dec. 17, 2010
Inmate Killed Like a Dog or Cat
A death row inmate in Oklahoma was injected with a drug used by veterinarians to euthanize animals. Due to a shortage of the drugs normally used in human executions, the Oklahoma prison system decided to use the untried drug on John Duty, 59, who was convicted of killing his prison cellmate.
When strapped to the gurney on which he was executed John said he was sorry. That possibly made everything okay and the victim's family went home happy.
The warden was happy, too. If the execution had gone badly the warden could have been looking for a new line of work and the family of the vegetized prisoner looking for a good lawyer.