lethal injection

add199e  asked:

any ideas for a title and the plot of the story : -A serial killer makes a pact with the devil to avoid the lethal injection: when the time comes for his execution, he can exchange bodies with one of the witnesses. Unfortunately, he does not specify which witness…

Title ideas:

• Fatal Decisions
• Dealing with the Devil
• Lethal
• Death Sentence
• The Old Switcharoo (I’m joking with this one… kinda)
• Karma
• Witness to my Funeral
• New Body, Old Problems

Plot ideas:

• the witness is another inmate with a life sentence
• the witness has troubles of their own such as:
° is a hitman with an unfulfilled hit list
° being stalked by a killer
° the leader of a gang that cops are investigating
° a member of the witness protection program
• the witness is the parent/loved one of someone the character killed
• the witness is the devil. The devil was sick of their job, so they switched bodies with the character to end it. The character is the new devil.
(personal favorite)

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Photographs from the execution of serial killer Manuel Martinez Coronado, a mass murderer whose execution was broadcast on live television in Guatemala. Coronado was convicted of murdering seven people over a land dispute, although there is some concern that it was his step father who was truly responsible. Coronado’s execution was carried out by medical doctors (pictured above in surgical gowns), something that Amnesty International has pointed out is a serious breach of ethics. During the broadcast of his death Coronado’s wife could be heard sobbing continuously during the 18 minutes it took for him die. Coronado was the first person in Guatemala to be executed by lethal injection. 

npr.org
Arkansas Readies For 8 Executions, Despite Outcry Over Pace, Method
The state hasn't carried out an execution in more than a decade, but its supply of the sedative midazolam expires at the end of April. So it plans to execute eight men over 11 days.

Faced with an expiring supply of a controversial sedative, the state of Arkansas plans to execute eight men over 11 days — a pace that is unprecedented in recent U.S. history and that has been criticized by lawyers and former corrections officials.

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The Execution of Clarance Ray Allen

The 17 January, 2006, execution of Clarance Ray Allen is arguably one of America’s most controversial executions. Clarance Ray Allen first found himself in prison after he and four accomplices robbed Fran’s Market grocery store in California. After the successful robbery, one accomplice, 17-year-old Mary Sue, blurted out that Allen was responsible for the robbery to the son of the couple who owned the grocery store.

Infuriated by the revelation, Allen ordered Lee Furrow, another accomplice, to strangle Mary Sue and to dispose of her body, to which he complied. Allen was soon apprehended and sentenced to life imprisonment while the real killer, Furrow, was charged with second-degree murder. While behind bars, Allen struck up a friendship with Billy Ray Hamilton, a conman who was going to be paroled. Revenge driven, Allen asked Hamilton to murder the witnesses whom testified against him during his trial.

On 5 September, 1980, Hamilton travelled to Fran’s Market armed with a sawed-off shotgun. Once there he senselessly murdered 27-year-old Byron Schletewitz, 17-year-old Josephine Rocha, and 18-year-old Douglas White. Unbeknownst to Hamilton, a neighbour, Jack Abbott, heard the commotion and armed himself with a shotgun and made his way to the market. Hamilton and Abbott exchanged fire before Hamilton fled. He was soon apprehended and found with a “hit list” containing the names of the witnesses; he was charged and sentenced to life imprisonment. For his part in the murders, Allen was sentenced to die.

Over the next 23 years, Allen sat on death row with his health deteriorating substantially. He lost his hearing, was confined to a wheelchair, and was declared legally blind. He didn’t know sign language so was unable to communicate. On 2 September, 2005, Allen suffered a heart attack but managed to survive. His lawyers argued that executing Allen would constitute as cruel and unusual punishment and that somebody as incapacitated as Allen was no danger to anybody . The court did not agree and Allen was executed by lethal injection the day after his 76th birthday.

46 Facts About Aileen Wuornos

Considering Aileen died at the age of 46, here are 46 facts about her & the life she lived. 


1. Aileen was born in Rochester, Michigan, on February 29, 1956.

2. Her father, Leo Pittman, was incarcerated at the time of her birth. He hanged himself in prison in 1969. 

3. She had a brother, Keith, who died in 1976 & left her $10,000 from his life insurance. 

4. Diane Wuornos abandoned both of her children, Aileen & Keith, when they were just toddlers. She left them with their severely abusive grandparents, who soon adopted them. 

5. Aileen was sexually abused by her grandfather from a very young age; Lauri Wuornos would force her to strip naked before beating her. 

6. She did not discover that her grandparents were not her actual parents until the age of 12; the discovery made her distraught. 

7. Before she was even a teenager, Aileen started to participate in sexual acts at school in return for food, drugs, and cigarettes. 

8. She engaged in sexual activities with her brother during their childhood.

9. When Aileen was 14, she became pregnant as the result of rape by a friend of her grandfather’s. 

10. Aileen gave birth to a baby boy at a home for unwed mothers in March of 1971 (the baby was immediately placed for adoption). 

11. She dropped out of school shortly after childbirth. 

12. Not long after Aileen dropped out of school, her grandmother died of liver failure, leaving her & Keith alone with their abusive grandfather. 

13. At the age of 15, she was thrown out of the house by her grandfather, Lauri. 

14. To support herself after being thrown out, Aileen became a prostitute. 

15. For many years she lived in the woods near her old home, sheltering in makeshift forts. 

16. Aileen was arrested for the first time in March 1974 for DUI, disorderly conduct, & firing a .22 caliber pistol from a moving vehicle in Colorado. 

17. In the year of 1976, she hitchhiked down to Florida. 

18. Aileen married 69-year-old Lewis Fell in 1976; their marriage was later annulled after she hit Fell with his own cane. 

19. During & after the marriage with Fell, Aileen was arrested multiple times for assault due to altercations with locals at bars. 

20. On June 2, 1986, she was detained & questioned after a male companion accused her of pulling a gun on him in his vehicle, demanding $200. 

21. Before the murders, Aileen had been arrested a total of 7 times; she had also been detained twice for questioning, was once suspected of firearm theft, & had even received a restraining order from her own husband at the time, Lewis Fell. 

22. She met her future partner, Tyria Moore, at a gay club in Daytona in June of 1986. 

23. Eventually Aileen & Tyria moved in together, being financially supported by Aileen’s prostitution earnings. 

24. On the fourth of July in 1987, Aileen & Tyria were detained for questioning about an incident that involved assault & battery with a beer bottle. 

25. Aileen shot & killed 7 men in total. 

26. The body of one of her victims, Peter Siems, was never found.  

27. Aileen murdered all of her victims with a .22 caliber revolver. 

28. On January 9, 1991, Aileen was arrested for the murders. 

29. Tyria Moore drew a confession from Aileen during a phone call in exchange for immunity from prosecution. 

30. Aileen was arrested on an outstanding warrant at the Last Resort bar in Port Orange, Florida on January 9, 1991. 

40. For her crimes Aileen ultimately received 6 death sentences. 

41. She was executed in the Florida State Prison on October 9, 2002 by lethal injection. 

42. Aileen’s body was cremated; her ashes were given to a childhood friend named Dawn Botkins, who spread them beneath a tree in Michigan. 

43. Aileen declined a traditional last meal (anything she desired under $20) and instead requested a cup of coffee. 

44. Her last words were, “I’d just like to say I’m sailing with the rock, and I’ll be back Independence Day, with Jesus June 6. Like the movie, big mothership and all, I’ll be back.” 

45. Aileen requested that the song “Carnival” by Natalie Merchant be played at her funeral.  

46. Up until her execution, Aileen proclaimed her love for Tyria Moore. 

Qualms with punching a fascist?

Here are just a few other activities the United States government deems legal:

  • waterboarding
  • indefinite detainment
  • solitary confinement
  • tear gas
  • rubber bullets
  • spying
  • terrorism
  • targeted drone strikes
  • lethal injection
  • sell weaponry
  • start a war!

Bonus TIP: Always include a legal disclaimer nullifying responsibility for others misinterpreting your actions.

A Christmas photo of Michelle and Christe Rogers, who were aged 8 and 6 when this was taken in December 1980. The sisters were 17 and 14 years old when they were murdered along with their mother, Joan Rogers. In June 1989, their bodies were found floating in Tampa Bay, Florida, all naked below the waist and bound with rope. Three years later, when the case had gone cold, detectives kept this photo hung up in their office to keep them motivated in finding the killer. Eventually, building contractor Oba Chandler was arrested and charged for the crimes after one of his neighbours recognised similarities from an artist’s impression of the suspect. She subsequently was able to match Oba Chandler’s handwriting to some handwritten directions left behind in the victims’ car, which was ultimately what finally caused his convicted. He was executed on November 15th 2011 by lethal injection.