Showing posts from March 13, 2011
There are no women scheduled to be executed this year. However, there is much going on concerning the demise of the death penalty and its fight for survival.

Illinois has finally abolished the death penalty. More states will follow for various reasons but the biggest of all seems to be that the drug used to murder the inmates is quite a problem to find.

The 3 drug cocktail normally used to kill inmates has been a difficult recipe to gather the ingredients for lately. Sodium thiopental - an anesthetic, pavulon or pancuronium bromide - paralyzes the muscle system and stops breathing and potassium chloride stops the heart- the concoction used to execute inmates.

The one and only manufacturer of this drug has ceased to make it because of the fierce objection to capital punishment around the globe.

BUT... as in the way of Americans- Ohio has buckled down and decided to make do. They have adopted the drugs and procedures for euthenizing animals. A little shot of phenobarbital and you do…
Ever watch Most Evil or Wicked Attraction? All these shows always put Judy Neelley as the most evil, wicked women in the world. What I dont understand is how these people, (like the guy that wrote the book about her "Early Graves" never even spoke to her much less actually met her) can make these asumptions with only half the story. In this day and age, when we come closer to ever than understanding the human experience, how can we still blame Judy for everything knowing that she was brutally tortured by her husband? How is this possible?