Culture&Arts

Arkansas Kills Two Men In "Inhumane" Double Execution

Arkansas Kills Two Men In

The time between the first injection and the pronouncement of death was 17 minutes, state officials said.

Jones and Williams are among eight inmates who were scheduled to be put to death in Arkansas before the April 30th expiration of one of three drugs used in its lethal injection protocol. One drug supplier stepped forward this month to say a Department of Correction deputy had duped the company into supplying vecuronium bromide for executions past year.

Last minute appeals had delayed the execution, which had been scheduled for one hour after Jones's execution. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams were killed Monday night after each spent years on death row for murder. He raped, strangled, and killed her, and beat her 11-year-old daughter, Lacey, during his robbery of her accounting office. According to a court filing, during Jones's execution, he was "moving his lips and gulping for air", which suggests he continued to be conscious during the lethal injection.

Attorneys for both men had sought stays on the grounds that their medical conditions might interfere with the three lethal-injection drugs, making their deaths extremely painful. He has asked the state Supreme Court to halt his execution based on his claim of intellectual disability.

Le Pen's Hopes Of Becoming President Come Down To One Factor
But Ms Le Pen's share of the vote was far below a March poll high of 27 per cent and there was an air of disappointment in her camp that she missed out on the top spot.

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - The nation's first double execution in more than 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?

Kenneth Williams is scheduled to be executed by Arkansas on Thursday. His attorney argued in court documents just after Jones' execution that complications made his final moments appear "to be torturous and inhuman".

Tracy Whitaker of The Searcy Daily Caller, DeMillo, and David Lippman of THV11 witnessed the execution. The state now turns off the mic after an inmate's final statement. "I'm sorry we didn't do the things that we needed to do to save you", James told Williams later.

"After last night's experience, I saw nothing that was inhumane that would have caused me to change my mind" about the death penalty, said Hammer, who supports capital punishment.

Trump Slides Into 100 Days of 'For-Profit Presidency'
Jobs In "Vote Of Confidence" In Trump." was cited as evidence. ET on Wednesday from the White House Briefing Room. The president's Cabinet is nearly complete.

Jones also gave his attorney a handwritten statement in which he outlined the ways in which he had tried to become a better person since being in prison. In Jones' last words he said, "I can't believe I did something to her". He cited Pope St. John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium Vitae, which said that death sentences should not be served for punishment "except in cases of absolute necessity: In other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society".

The planned executions follow a commutation of a Virginia inmate's death sentence to life without parole by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who said that false information had been presented against Ivan Teleguz, 38, during the sentencing for a 2001 murder. "It don't take 22 years to get something done. People don't have to live like this or think like this for twenty something years".

In a handwritten statement written just before his death, Jones said he was filled with remorse.

Family members of the victims said they feel justice has finally come, but the agony of decades of appeals is very tough on them.

Disney announces release date for 'Frozen 2'
The sequel is expected to reunite the gang from the original, though there's no word on exactly what future icy adventures await. The Walt Disney Studios just announced a slate of new dates and changes for a number of highly anticipated projects.

Williams' "morbid obesity makes it likely that either the IV line can not be placed or that it will be placed in error, thus causing substantial damage (like a collapsed lung)", his attorneys wrote in an earlier court filing asking justices to block the execution.


  • Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talks

    Among the measures Trump was hoping would help to pay for the wall is a two per cent fee on remittances to certain countries including Jamaica.
    Paul George: Lance Stephenson needs to control himself better

    Paul George: Lance Stephenson needs to control himself better

    Leonard made sure of that. "That's to put together a four quarter game and I think we're right on the cusp of doing that". Despite Kyrie's smooth moves and scoring spree, the Cavs came close to blowing this game, per ESPN .

    We're nearly at 100 days. What is Trump's approval rating?

    This is a problem for Republicans because it means they would need Democratic support in the Senate to pass a tax overhaul. Another will instruct the Interior Department to review national monument designations made over the past two decades.
  • White House Declines to Provide Flynn Documents to Top Oversight Lawmakers

    He also took press secretary Sean Spicer to task for refusing to say whether the White House believed Flynn broke the law. However, the House oversight panel has taken a particular focus on Flynn's work - drilling down in a series of requests.
    Chelsea took 'big psychological step' - Conte

    Chelsea took 'big psychological step' - Conte

    His first tonight came early in the second half when he outmuscled his marker to head home Cesc Fabregas' cross. As for Southampton manager Claude Puel, he was left staring at a third defeat in six games.
    Afghan Defense Minister, Army Chief resign post Taliban attack

    Afghan Defense Minister, Army Chief resign post Taliban attack

    The sides will focus on the situation on the ground, as President Donald Trump ponders sending more troops to Afghanistan. Seven CIA officers were killed by a Jordanian double-agent at the base in a 2010 suicide attack.
  • Blue Jay fans hope for a miracle to end losing streak

    Once his neck was immobilized on a spinal board, Scott was lifted onto a cart and driven off the field and taken to a hospital. It was Toronto's first walkoff homer since former Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion burned the Orioles on June 10 of a year ago .

    Swift Transportation Company (NYSE:SWFT) reported Sales of 4.03 Billion

    New York State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Swift Transportation by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $26 price target, but the stock is already up 75.05% from its recent lows.

    Disney pounces on 2019 release date for 'The Lion King'

    Additionally, the long-awaited sequel to Frozen will arrive over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2019, debuting on November 27, 2019. Steven Spielberg, who has directed every Indiana Jones film, and actor Harrison Ford will both return in the new movie.
  • Naxal ambush: New strategy and operation on the anvil

    Naxal ambush: New strategy and operation on the anvil

    He was accompanied by Chief Minister Raman Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir. This was the deadliest guerrilla attack on security forces in the state so far this year.
    Stampeding wild boars kill 3 Islamic State militants in Iraq

    Stampeding wild boars kill 3 Islamic State militants in Iraq

    While fatalities are relatively uncommon, wild boar attacks can pose a serious threat to local populations around the world. The militants still maintain small pockets of control in southern Kirkuk .
    Obama doesn't mention Trump in speech

    Obama doesn't mention Trump in speech

    Some Democratic political activists were disappointed at Obama's remarks, one calling them "mealy-mouthed". Obama's wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, is also returning to the public spotlight soon.