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Ohio Executes Killer Using New Drug Method

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On Thursday, Ohio executed its first death row inmate using a new two-drug procedure. Ohio became the first state to use the new method on 53-year-old Dennis McGuire. McGuire was convicted in 1994 for killing a pregnant woman, Joy Stewart, in 1989.

Ohio had to find a new method of execution due to the limited supply of pentobarbital. The new two-drug method uses a mixture of a sedative called midazolam a pain killer called hydromorphone. McGuire had previously asked for a stay of execution because the new drug combination had never been used in the United States, and it was rumored to cause extreme pain. However, the court denied his request, and the execution remained scheduled for Thursday.

It appears that the rumors may have been true, as McGuire was seen gasping for air and struggling for approximately fifteen minutes after the drugs were injected. McGuire was officially declared dead at 10:53 a.m. Thursday.

With his last words, McGuire thanked the family of Stewart for a letter they had sent him, and said “I’m sorry.” He then addressed his family that included his two children. “To my children I love you,” he said to his son and daughter. “I’m going to heaven, I’ll see you there when you come.” He yelled “I love you” around 10:29 a.m. right as the drugs started kicking in. “Oh, my God,” his daughter, Amber McGuire, said as she watched her father’s final struggle.

After witnessing their father’s death, McGuire’s children decided to file a lawsuit regarding the way their father was executed. “All citizens have a right to expect that they will not be treated or punished in a cruel and unusual way,” defense attorney Jon Paul Rion said. “Today’s actions violated that constitutional expectation.”

Allen Bohnert, McGuire’s attorney, called McGuire’s death “a failed, agonizing experiment” and then added: “The people of the state of Ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names.”

“We have forgiven him, but that does not negate the need for him to pay for his actions,” Stewart’s family said in a statement following the execution.

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Ohio Executes Killer Using New Drug Method
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  • Ginger

    I have no sympathy for him. He kidnapped a pregnant women (did he know she was pregnant? I don’t know and I don’t care, it doesn’t matter), raped her then murdered her and her unborn child. He confessed to these horrific crimes. How much did they suffer? He got exactly what he deserved.

    • BosonFred

      Enabling the idea that punishment is good or provides satisfaction is destructive to the human species and proliferates species destructive ideas. Way to go Ohio (and other madmen)! Life with out parole is better – especially when given the option of suicide.

      • scott come

        Why don’t you take him home and live with you.. You feed, clothe, and provide for him..

      • Brink

        You my friend are an idiot……you do not have children and speak as though you are a member of the majority. If you had children or cared for anyone you would see that this low life F@!K got what he deserved. EYE FOR AN EYE. They should have let the family rape and murder him. Grow up and learn these murdering sick F@!KS derserve pain. Oh no he gasped for air……so did she you dumb son of a b@!TCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Brink

          POINTED TO BOSONFRED “Life with out parole is better – especially when given the option of suicide” Do us all a favor and you should use the last option.

      • Gerry

        A criminal must be punished. Your sympathy for the killer (and the human species) is misguided.

      • http://yahoo Jerry

        well I guess if you believe in the bible then man should be extinct by now because God said if you shed man’s blood by man shall your blood be shed. so your belief doesn’t hold up my friend.

        • BRINK

          Never murdered anyone nor has anyone in my families history. So yes we are still around…….any other dumb comments……you mut be is son….he will rot in hell….

    • http://yahoo.com MARLENA

      MY OPION, THIS MAN NEVER SUFFERED AT ALL!!!! PEOPLE WHO DO THIS TYPE OF ACT SHOULD BE ON THE BRINK OF DYING FROM THE DOSAGE AND THEN BROUGHT BACK OH, AT LEAST THREE TIMES JUST SO IT CAN BE DONE ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://yahoo.com MARLENA

        TO AMBER THE DAUGHTER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THIS WAS YOUR DAUGHTER THAT WAS PREGNANT AND RAPED? YOUR DADDY IS NOT GOING TO HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • ReallyWow

          MARLENE, in most religion, if you confess your sins and repent, you will be forgiven and be able to go to heaven. Based on your comments, I assume you are not a member of such a religion. By the way, all caps doesn’t make you right.

          • http://yahoo.com MARLENA

            FIRST OFF,THE CAPS ARE TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO SPELLING. APPARENTLY IT DIDN’T WORK. YOU SPELLED MY NAME INCORRECT. AS TO RELIGION, I AM A CATHOLIC. ONLY GOD KNOWS IF HE’LL GO TO HEAVEN. I MAY NOT GO THERE MYSELF FOR FEELING THE WAY I DO ABOUT THIS. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THIS WAS YOUR DAUGHTER AND GRANDCHILD? WOULD YOU THINK HE DESERVES A SPANKING AND TELL HIM THAT HE WAS A BAD BOY???

    • terry

      I agree ,he didn’t care about their feelings ,how she felt getting killed and an unborn baby why should we care how much he suffered….hope he goes to hell….

    • T-Bone

      oh, he suffered? breaks my heart, it does…not.

    • sue good

      According to court records, Joy Stewart,age 22, who was eight months pregnant at the time, was last seen getting into a vehicle with Dennis Mcguire. Her dead body was discovered in a remote area of woods the next day. The coroner’s report states that the victim was raped and stabbed.That is all I have to comment.

  • Eugene

    People should be Appalled????

    R U F kidding me, what human being would kill a Mother and a baby??

    He suffered, boo hoo

    Not like the Mother didn’t suffer with fear when she knew she was going to die an that her baby was going to die.

    Ask the people of Ohio just how much they were Appalled, and I will guarantee they will tell you, they didn’t lose any sleep over this piece of garbage.

    • Richard Boggs

      Excuse me a moment while I puke. Let’s cut to the chase. I hope he suffered a lot but I doubt it. He kidnapped and raped a woman 8 months pregnant,then sodomized her, stabbed her and slit her throat. To hell with anyone concerned over whether he suffered. I surely don’t care and the hell with his family to for whining about it. This is beyond ridiculous to waste one second worrying about this murdering maggot. I’m sick of all the liberal anti-death penalty pukes saying this was inhumane. Tell you what… how about 2 to the back of the head… no muss, no fuss, over in 2 seconds. No suffering. In fact I will volunteer my services for free.

  • Triple L

    You got what you deserve, now rot.

  • Eugene

    It took them 25 years to kill this piece of garbage, how long did it take him to kill a Mother and a Baby??

  • That guy

    Cruel and Unusual… no not the actual death itself.

    To be sentenced to death in 1989 and kept in a cage, After about 10 years this person is no longer a killer, doesn’t remember the actual crime all that well, and considers himself a totally different person now. Imagine after 25 years? To me it just sounds barbaric.

    If I killed a person at age 5 and just now was executed, I wouldn’t even understand why or what I did, or who I was.

    • Susan

      He did not forget the crime he commited…he was 33…he is ALWAYS a killer doesn’t matter how many years it has been.

    • richyrocket@yahoo.com

      He was not 5 when he committed his crime. He was a sane adult and knew what he was doing. The only thing wrong was it took so long to execute him. He didn’t give that woman or child a choice…why should he have been given one. Even his family agreed he should have been punished for his crime. Once a killer, always a killer.

    • lindamae

      well the family of the victims will still remember…….

    • Steve

      He had no right taking her life, where is she after 10 years? she never gets to breathe another breath or see her baby grow up as your family did you. Someone’s life is never yours to take…you knew it was wrong probably even at age 5. I promise you, he didn’t think a moment about how he wronged her and her family, he just felt bad he had to pay.

    • Sandi

      he asn’t 5 years old when he did it DUMMY

  • Amber

    He should have died the way he killed her…as should all murders.

  • M Fuller

    When we as a society want to do the exact same thing that this killer did to his victim, then we are no better and as callous as he was. What he did was horrendous and he deserved to pay for his crime. But to say that we as a society have the right to kill him, and in an extremely painful way, is telling of a society that is becoming less civilized and degenerate. There is a better way than that.

  • terry

    well he is dead now ,he should of been executed the same month he got his sentence…hope he rots in hell….

  • Carl

    Suffered? Perfect! Too bad thee is no hell for him to go to.

  • mary keough-rushing

    The object is to hold these criminals accountable for the crimes they commit. Our country is going soft on using the death penalty. You have to ask yourself , what if that were my wife and unborn child that this criminal killed. The bible clearly states a life for a life.
    Was his execution painful, well perhaps now he knows what it is to suffer like his victims suffered at his hands. Justice has been served.

  • travis

    i was there..it was bad

    • Jenna

      All death is bad, were you there when the poor girl was raped and killed? Bet you a million THAT was worse.

  • Will

    “All citizens have a right to expect that they will not be treated or punished in a cruel and unusual way”. Yeah that statement goes for his victim also.

  • Terry L West

    Too bad it didn’t take 25 years.

  • http://yahoo mike

    No sympathy for him. He raped and killed a innocent person and how did she suffer? I feel that if they are guilty they should not stay in prison for 20 + years they should be executed in a timely matter so that we don’t pay for their incarceration for such lengthy time,once appeals have
    been exhausted.

    • ReallyWow

      What happens when the person convicted is innocent? That wasn’t the case here but there are many documented cases in the country where an innocent person has been convicted and executed.

  • PAULA

    OMG POOR BASTARD!!!! HE GOT THE DEATH HE DESERVED… THE POOR VICTIM HE KILLED HAD NO CHOICE NEITHER DID THE UNBORN CHILD SHE WAS CARRING… SORRY BUT I FEEL NO REMORSE FOR THIS SO CALLED MAN..

  • CathySTL

    Are you kidding me….so what if he gasp for air…he lost his rights when he murdered that pregnant woman. He should feel pain. They all should. No rights for these convict people. Did his victim feel no pain???? I think we should bring back the electric chair. And now his children want to sue…..Sorry, but your father was a murderer….sorry but there are no rights for that….he got what he deserver.

  • Jack

    This lowlife’s family is filing a lawsuit because this murderer was uncomfortable? (S)crew them. I hope that he was in agony. As to his claim that he’s going to heaven- think again.

    • Richard Boggs

      A lawsuit here is the most appalling thing in the world. Any judge who would let this go forward deserves to die as do any lawyers involved with filing this. Enough is enough America. If this maggot family gets one penny awarded its time for every taxpayer in Ohio to revolt and refuse to pay their taxes. This crap has to stop.

  • http://yahoo al

    If you know without a doubt that the person is gulity,short trail no appeals make him dig his own hole in he ground kneel him down on the ground and shoot him in the back of the head and its all over That’s the way do it China should be good enough here!

    • ReallyWow

      So Al, you want to use a communist country that doesn’t allow free speech as the model for how we do things in the USA? How sad.

  • makusan

    Hope the rat bastard was in excruciating pain. I am so tired of this concern for these inhuman animals. They showed concern for the people they tortured and murdered…and the ongoing pain of the family they effected.

    • makusan

      Correction: “They showed NO concern…

  • Brink

    @BOSONFRED

    You my friend are an idiot……you do not have children and speak as though you are a member of the majority. If you had children or cared for anyone you would see that this low life F@!K got what he deserved. EYE FOR AN EYE. They should have let the family rape and murder him. Grow up and learn these murdering sick F@!KS derserve pain. Oh no he gasped for air……so did she you dumb son of a b@!TCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Moo

    For us humans, to call ourselves as intellectual being with decency but will resort to killing a human being for killing another human being just makes as ruthless as the condemn himself.

    • BRINK

      Ignorance is bliss…You can BOOWHO all you want. It wasn’t your daughter or sister. If it were I’d hope you be man or woman enough to want justice. Justice served the FUCK died in pain just like she did……now go back to your church and look your GOD in the eye. YES HE IS ASHAMED>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Linda

    AN EYE FOR AN EYE A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH AND———-A LIFE FOR A LIFE

  • Kate

    I am so sick of the idea that her father’s painful death is somehow lawsuit worthy. I suggest the state pay her one penny, and then have her forced to pay a wrongful death suit to the family of the pregnant woman. She might also be glad the SOB managed to breathe an additional 25 years he was not entitled to. And does this arrogant killer really expect to meet his child in heaven???

  • Dan

    Boo Hoo bad combo of drug`s..WAHHH WAHH,,And after the state fed and housed him then did away with him..Should be fast on a death sentence.firing squad.5 rifle`s.1 blank..NOT but if it help`s you sleep OK…every state should be quick and NOT house murderer`s and rapist for life or years.You commit a horrific crime,YOU die for it FAST.THAT ought to be the law.Be a helluva deterrent for other criminal`s too

  • troy

    How long did the victim’s suffer, Who Knows, He could have suffered for hrs. and it would not bother me. The family is still suffering.

  • J

    Let he or she who is without sin cast the first stone.

    • BRINK

      Never raped or murdered anyone…….So yes I can throw that stone. I wish I got to push the needle…………NOW WHAT

  • RECON

    I am glad he died a long painful death. This is how murderers should be killed…eye for an eye.

  • frederick hekstall

    he’s lucky he was not in medieval europe

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