Case Analysis : ' Clayton Lockett '

1410 Words Aug 20th, 2015 6 Pages
Clayton Lockett was a 38 year old man who was scheduled to be executed on April 29, 2014. 15 years earlier on June 3, 1999 he shot and killed a 19 year old girl named Stephanie Neiman. Lockett and two accomplices had beaten one of Neiman 's friends and raped the other. Lockett killed Neiman because he told her multiple times that he would kill her if she did not promise to keep quiet about the situation 's, which she refused to do, so he pulled the trigger and shot her. Lockett was arrested three days later. He was convicted and given the death penalty and when his appeal process expired he was excuted. During Lockett 's execution there were a lot of problems that went wrong. The combinations of drugs that are now used for execution are supposed to end your life quickly and painlessly which is far from what Lockett went through. Although he was 100% guilty for the cruel acts of violence that he commited, two wrongs do not make a right and no human being should have to suffer, or go through what he endured during his last few moments of life. During Lockett 's execution there were a lot of problems that went wrong. His execution was scheduled to begin at 6 pm., he was the first of the two executions scheduled that day and was expected to be dead within 45 minutes. The combinations of drugs that are now used for execution are supposed to end your life quickly and painlessly. The first drug is an anesthetic, to render the prisoner unconscious, the second drug is a…
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