#DeathPenaltyFail: A Lethal Injection

#DeathPenaltyFail: A Lethal Injection


We’re just getting the prisoner installed Sir Gonna need you to get up on the gurney now. Head up there, feet down there. Scoot up a bit Just relax Vecuronium Bromide, Saline All the rest of these, in case something else happens. Take it easy. Its gonna be alright All done This is rigged, the valves are ok And that’s the back-up right there. Those are the ones you’ll use There’s midazolam right there Yep, these are rigged I’m just going to put on this microphone as a back up to that one above you. Just so that my team and witnesses can hear the last words to your family. That’s labelled. This is the saline. Y’all set? Yessir, I think that’s all Good After that I’m going to go ahead and put in the line for him. It’ll be the left or the right arm If one of those doesn’t work, we’ll figure out an option but we’ll cross that bridge if we get to it Ok Would you hold still for me? It’s OK Joe There we go OK, that’s the primary line Just relax for me. Just relax, just relax Come on. Sorry, sorry What’s the problem? I just can’t quite get it in. I’m gonna try the hand. Just se if we can… damn it. I think I’ve gone through the vein. ok take it easy Sorry, sorry Can we maybe try the groin area? We’ve had some success with that in the past. Sorry You’ll be fine Joe Got it All done Problem? No Couldn’t find a vein Are we stopping? No No We put it in the groin Damn it You ok? Yah, I just missed it… Don’t worry about it Can they see us? No, no. It’s just one way Joseph David Carter You have been sentenced to death for the murder of Howard Charles on May 15th, 2003 I would like to give you the opportunity to make a statement before we proceed with your sentence Could you wipe my mouth please ma’am? Governor, the prisoner is just about to make his final statement Thank you I hope that the family of Mr. Charles is able to move on after my passing I’m truly very sorry for what I’ve done. That’s it Warden That’s it Sir. Ok The Governor has given the authorization to proceed with the execution Syringe 1A God will take you into Heaven Joe Syringe 2A. Midazolam 250 mg Syringe 3A Saline 60 ml Is it going down? Valve closed It should take about five mins for the to kick in OK OK those are deposited here Right, Vecuronium Bromide yeah, the heart rate’s going down now. Just gotta go out there and make sure he’s out Joe? Joseph? I’m gonna need you to open your eyes for me, Ok? Joseph can you hear me? The inmate is unresponsive He’s out? He’s out. So I go? Yeah Syringe 4A, Vecuronium Bromide 50 mg. Syringe 5A Vecuronium Bromide, 50 mg. Opening the valve… Is that the prisoner? He’s supposed to be paralyzed Syringe 6A saline, 60 ml His eyes are open Do I stop? No, just keep going, keep going Go on. Can’t breathe Talk to me Mike! he should be unconscious and paralyzed Come on lets go with the 7A Come guys, keep it together 8A 8A going in Syringe 7A – Potassium Chloride. 120 mEq This isn’t right What’s going on? It’s alright Joe. It’s alright I’m burning up! He should be unconscious… Shit. It’s in the tissue, not the vein! I need a decision right now, about whether to proceed with the back-up chemicals

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