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Thu Oct 23, 2014, 02:36 PM

13. Jan Brewer, Arizona Governor

Her state took over two hours to execute a prisoner--

On Wednesday, July 23, the State of Arizona executed Joseph Rudolph Wood in the fourth visibly bungled execution this year. The execution began at 1:52 p.m. According to eyewitness Michael Kiefer, "Wood was unconscious by 1:57 p.m. At about 2:05, he started gasping." He continued to gasp for over 90 minutes.

Kiefer counted more than 640 gasps.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/26/opinion/mccracken-moreno-botched-executions/


As the article states: The fourth visibly bungled execution this year. It's one thing to support the death penalty, it's quite another to take two hours to kill someone, particularly when the country's already had three botched executions. You'd think the governor would have learned from those mistakes. Either she didn't learn or she simply didn't take her killing seriously.

At best, it's gross incompetence; at worse, it's sadistic.

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