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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:31 AM


Tennessee Executes Inmate With Controversial Drugs

Republicans, always happy to kill someone.
This is disgusting!

Tennessee Executes Inmate With Controversial Drugs Despite Sotomayor’s Powerful Dissent
Justice says the U.S. is “accepting barbarism” as the execution of Billy Ray Irick is allowed to go forward.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a blistering dissent that we are “accepting barbarism” after the Supreme Court refused to halt Tennesee’s execution Thursday night of Billy Ray Irick, 59, using a controversial drug combination.

Irick was put to death for the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer. He coughed, choked and gasped for air after the three-drug cocktail was administered, The Tennessean reported. His face turned dark purple as he died.

Before the lethal drugs were injected, Irick said, “I just want to say I’m really sorry and that, that’s it.” Blinds between the execution room and witnesses were opened at 7:26 p.m. Central time, and Irick was declared dead at 7:48.

Sotomayor accused the U.S. of no longer being a civilized nation and “accepting barbarism” in a blistering dissent after the high court refused Thursday to stop the execution using drugs that had resulted in painful, botched executions in the past.

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