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Execution takes nearly 25 minutes

January 17, 2014

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A condemned man appeared to gasp several times and took an unusually long time to die — more than 20 minutes — in an execution carried out Thursday with a combination of......

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jeangnome

Jan-17-14 10:26 AM

The time grows longer with each article I read. So, was it 15, 20 or 25min.?

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nobama

Jan-17-14 10:37 AM

Wonder how long it took for his victims to die? Good old firing squad would work just fine...

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QuizhatKaddyshack

Jan-17-14 11:01 AM

25 minutes. That is about how long it took this scumbag to rape , sodomize, and slit the throat of a seven month pregnant woman.

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LetItBe

Jan-17-14 1:02 PM

That is 1 minute longer for EACH year he was still living since his incaceration. No sympathy here.

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turley

Jan-17-14 1:45 PM

Too bad.....another couple of days of agony and it might have almost approached being JUSTICE for those he murdered!

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Ohiodem

Jan-17-14 2:29 PM

He got off easy in opinion. How much pain and suffering did he cause his victims and family? Twenty four hours wouldn't be too long for that scumbag. Now his family will sue.

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grtrnd1

Jan-17-14 7:46 PM

Who cares how long he suffered. I sure don't. How longdid the young woman he bbrutally raped and murdered suffer. I'm sure it wasn't peace full. I bet she gasped for air too. He is a piece of garbage and shouldn't have lived this long. Now the family will win millions and boo hoo all over the news. No sympathy from me.

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Ericae

Jan-18-14 10:33 AM

I do not actually support the death penalty, but for this family to say they want to sue the state because he suffered is intolerable to hear. Do they not think the victim suffered sheer terror, physical and emotional pain with rape, sodomy, and having her throat slashed? Were her last thoughts of her unborn baby? The entire episode is horrifying and they have the audacity to say he suffered for a few minutes. The victim's family should be suing them for damages.

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Bossman011

Jan-18-14 1:28 PM

And some get rich quick low life lawyer will jump on this and make a mint. Bottom line is the criminal had to choice of not committing this crime. The victim HAD NO CHOICE. She was picked by his sick mind and was forced to be tortured and killed for no reason. Her family and loved ones were sentenced to a life without her or her baby. They were robbed. And this senseless sorry excuse for a human MIGHT have felt a little discomfort while his sentence was carried out. He should have felt a life time of pain in that death chamber for what he did. He made the choice to kill and rape. Pay the price.

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