.. so , get over it , folks ..
.. yes , there are problems . Oklahoma goofed on the execution of Clayton Lockett the other day . He gets sympathy , while there is scarcely any mention of his crime , or why he was on death row in the first place …
.. Lockett was a murderer . He murdered a 18 year old young teenage girl , with his co – horts helping him to bury her A-L-I-V-E . She suffocated to death , folks . Can anyone imagine a more horrific way to die , especially with mortal wounds , as well . Let ‘ s not forget about her , too
.. the Death Penalty is neither cruel nor unusual . We have determined as a society that there are crimes that are so disgusting and so heinous that the ultimate sanction , the death penalty , is warranted .
.. In some cases , the evolution of our society has restricted the Death Penalty , somewhat . We no longer execute the mentally retarded . We also do not execute minors (those under 18 years of age .) . So , while some things have changed , we still want the ultimate penalty to exist and be used …
.. remember the victim . her name was Stephanie Neiman . She had just graduated high school just 2 weeks before the day that she was murdered . You can better believe it that she suffered …
Stephanie Neiman was proud of her shiny new Chevy truck with the Tasmanian Devil sticker on it and a matching “Tazz” license plate. Her parents had taught the teenager to stand up for “what was her right and for what she believed in.”
Neiman was dropping off a friend at a Perry residence on June 3, 1999, the same evening Clayton Lockett and two accomplices decided to pull a home invasion robbery there. Neiman fought Lockett when he tried to take the keys to her truck.
The men beat her and used duct tape to bind her hands and cover her mouth. Even after being kidnapped and driven to a dusty country road, Neiman didn’t back down when Lockett asked if she planned to contact police.
The men had also beaten and kidnapped Neiman’s friend along with Bobby Bornt, who lived in the residence, and Bornt’s 9-month-old baby.
Steve and Susie Neiman asked jurors to give Lockett the death penalty for taking the life of their only child, who had graduated from Perry High School two weeks before her death.
Lockett later told police “he decided to kill Stephanie because she would not agree to keep quiet,” court records state.
Neiman was forced to watch as Lockett’s accomplice, Shawn Mathis, spent 20 minutes digging a shallow grave in a ditch beside the road. Her friends saw Neiman standing in the ditch and heard a single shot.
Lockett returned to the truck because the gun had jammed. He later said he could hear Neiman pleading, “Oh God, please, please” as he fixed the shotgun.
The men could be heard “laughing about how tough Stephanie was” before Lockett shot Neiman a second time.
“He ordered Mathis to bury her, despite the fact that Mathis informed him Stephanie was still alive.”