Oklahoma broke a six-year moratorium on executions Thursday in grisly fashion as the prisoner put to death convulsed and vomited as he died. When the executioners administered a sedative, midazolam, to John Grant, 60, as he was strapped to a gurney, he began seizing and vomiting, according to the Associated Press, which sent a reporter to witness the execution. Before the prison raised the curtain to allow viewers to see the execution chamber, he yelled, “Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!” and swore. Executioners wiped vomit from his neck and face before injecting him with the other two drugs in the fatal cocktail, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride. He was declared dead 21 minutes later. Grant had been convicted of murdering a prison cafeteria worker by stabbing her to death with a homemade shiv in 1998. He had been serving a 130-year sentence for armed robbery. “At least now we are starting to get justice for our loved ones,” said Pamela Gay Carter, the daughter of Grant’s victim, Gay Carter. “The death penalty is about protecting future victims. Even after Grant was removed from society, he committed an act of violence tha . . . read the full article here.
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DATE: 60, 1998, 2014, 2015, Nov. 18, 130-year, Thursday, six-year, his years, March 2022, the next on, the same year, between now and, nearly nine months
TIME: Hours, 43 minutes, Wednesday night, 21 minutes later
CARDINAL: 5-3, six, two, three