#1 A Florida Man Executed Who Raped Mother; Killed Daughters
09-24-2008, 10:05 PM
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Richard Henyard STARKE - A Florida man convicted of shooting two young sisters in the head after raping and shooting their mother was executed Tuesday after a nearly two-hour delay while authorities awaited final rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Richard "Ric Ric" Henyard, 34, was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m. He had been condemned for the death of 7-year-old Jamilya Lewis and her 3-year-old sister, Jasmine.
The execution had been scheduled for 6 p.m. Preparations did not begin until shortly before 8 p.m., after the court refused to grant him a stay.
The execution was the second under Gov. Charlie Crist.
Henyard and a younger accomplice carjacked Dorothy Lewis and her daughters outside a grocery store in the central Florida town of Eustis on the night of Jan. 30, 1993. Henyard, then 18, raped Lewis and then shot her multiple times at close range, but she survived. He then participated in the shooting deaths of her daughters after they cried out for their mother.
Henyard ate most of his last meal - two fried chicken breasts, turkey sausage, fried rice, chocolate chip cookies and a Coke, said Gretl Plessinger, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections.
In his 15 years on death row, Henyard only had one visitor. His godmother, Jacqueline Turner of Eustis, first visited him Friday but did not visit him as scheduled Tuesday, Plessinger said. Instead, a Muslim cleric visited Henyard.
Lewis, who talks about her ordeal as a pastor and motivational speaker in the Ocala area, has not responded to e-mail or telephone calls seeking comment on Henyard's pending execution.
"Today, I can truly say that I am no longer a victim, but I am victorious through the love of God," Lewis, now 51, wrote on a Web site, www.prayerfor sexualtrauma.org.
Lewis and her daughters had gone to a Winn-Dixie about 10 p.m. when they were carjacked by Henyard and 14-year-old Alfonza Smalls.
Smalls repeatedly demanded that Lewis "shut the girls up" because they were crying.
09-25-2008, 03:48 AM
Good to see that in America you properly punish criminals. Here in the European Union a child sex killer would probably get two weeks counselling.
09-25-2008, 04:32 AM
I love the smell of Potassium chloride in the morning. Smells like...victory."Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
09-25-2008, 07:46 AM
.......“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
― C.S. Lewis
09-25-2008, 08:13 AM
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The chemical compound potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine. In its pure state it is odorless. It has a white or colorless .
ultra-short action barbiturate, an anaesthesic agent capable of rendering the person unconscious in a few seconds.
Pancuronium: non-depolarizing muscle relaxant, causes complete, fast and sustained paralysis of the skeletal striated muscles, including the diaphragm and the rest of the respiratory muscles; this would eventually cause death by asphyxiation.
stops the heart, and thus causes death by cardiac arrest.
is a typical non-depolarizing curare-mimetic muscle relaxant. It acts as a competitive acetylcholine antagonist on neuromuscular junctions, displacing acetylcholine (hence competitive) from its post-synaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Now for the details :
The following drugs are a representation of a typical lethal injection as practiced in the United States for capital punishment.
Lethal Injection dosage: 2-5 grams
Sodium thiopental (US trade name: Sodium Pentothal) is an ultra-short acting barbiturate, often used for anesthesia induction and for medically induced coma. The typical anesthesia induction dose is 3-5 mg/kg (a person who weighs 200 pounds, or 91 kilograms, would get a dose of about 300 mg). Loss of consciousness is induced within 30-45 seconds at the typical dose, while a 5 gram dose—14 times the normal dose—is likely to induce unconsciousness in 10 seconds.
Thiopental reaches the brain within seconds and attains a peak brain concentration of about 60% of the total dose in about 30 seconds. At this level, the subject is unconscious. Within 5 to 20 minutes the percentage in the brain falls to about 15% of the total dose, since the drug redistributes to the rest of the body. At this concentration in the brain, the anesthetic effects wear off and consciousness returns. These are the typical pharmacokinetics for the induction dose.
The half-life of this drug is about 11.5 hours, and the concentration in the brain remains at around 5-10% of the total dose during that time. When a 'mega-dose' is administered, as in lethal injection, the concentration in the brain during the tail phase of the distribution remains higher than the peak concentration found in the induction dose for anesthesia. This is the reason why an ultra-short acting barbiturate, such as thiopental, can be used for long-term induction of medical coma.
After a 5 gram dose consciousness will be regained in about 5 to 6 half-lives, which occurs in about 57-69 hours. The effects of such a high dose, however, include profound respiratory depression (depression of the brainstem respiratory center) and vascular collapse (vasodilatation and myocardial depression), which is in itself lethal.
Historically, thiopental has been one of the most commonly used and studied drugs for the induction of coma. Protocols vary for how the medication is given, but the typical doses are anywhere from 500 mg up to 1.5 grams. It is likely that these data were used to develop the initial protocols for lethal injection, according to which one gram of thiopental was used induce the coma. Now, most states use 5 grams to be absolutely certain it is effective.
Barbiturates are the same class of drugs used in medically assisted suicide, but it is the only drug used, in contrast to the three drug cocktail typically employed for capital punishment. In euthanasia protocols, the typical dose of thiopental is 20 mg/kg and a 91 kilogram man would receive 1.82 grams. The lethal injection dose used in capital punishment is therefore about 3 times more than the dose used in euthanasia.
Lethal Injection dosage: 100 milligrams
Pancuronium bromide (Trade name: Pavulon) is a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant (a paralytic agent) that blocks the action of acetylcholine at the motor end-plate of the neuromuscular junction. Binding of acetylcholine to receptors on the end-plate causes depolarization and contraction of the muscle fibre; non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents like pancuronium stop this binding from taking place.
The typical dose for pancuronium bromide is 0.2 mg/kg (a person who weighs 200 pounds, or 91 kilograms, would get a dose of around 9 mg). With a 100 milligram dose, the onset of paralysis occurs in around 15 to 30 seconds, and the duration of paralysis is around 4 to 8 hours. Paralysis of respiratory muscles will lead to death in a considerably shorter time.
Other drugs in use are tubocurarine chloride and succinylcholine chloride, both considerably stronger, but most states stick to using Pavulon.
Pancuronium bromide is a derivative of the alkaloid malouetine from the plant Malouetia bequaertiana.
Lethal Injection dosage: 100 mEq (milliequivalents)
Potassium is an electrolyte, 98% of which is intracellular. The 2% remaining outside of the cell has great implications for cells that generate action potentials. Doctors prescribe potassium for patients when there is insufficient potassium, called hypokalemia, in the blood. The potassium can be given orally, which is the safest route; or it can be given intravenously, in which case there are strict rules and hospital protocols on the rate at which it is given.
The usual intravenous dose is 10-20 mEq per hour and it is given slowly since it takes time for the electrolyte to equilibrate into the cells. When used in lethal injection, bolus potassium injection affects the electrical conduction of heart muscle. Elevated potassium, or hyperkalemia, causes the resting electrical potential of the heart muscle cells to be higher than normal. Without a negative resting potential, cardiac cells cannot generate impulses that lead to contraction.
Depolarizing the muscle cell inhibits its ability to fire by reducing the available number of Na channels (they are placed in an inactivated state). EKG changes include faster repolarization (peaked T-waves), PR interval prolongation, widening of the QRS, and eventual sine-wave formation and asystole. The heart eventually stops in systole. Cases of patients dying from hyperkalemia (usually secondary to renal failure) are well known in the medical community, where patients have been known to die very rapidly, having previously seemed to be normal.
09-25-2008, 11:48 AM
I wish we still used the chair.:mad:Loyalty Binds Me- Motto of Richard III
09-25-2008, 12:23 PM
:mad: Way too expensive. Way too complicated. Too many things can go wrong, versus a hollow-point .44 magnum round and a burlap sack to catch the big chunks.At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
09-25-2008, 02:09 PM
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It's a good thing they had a hood over his head because his eyes were just about out of their sockets when they removed the hood after it was all over !
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