OH - Inmate Romell Broom Who Survived 2009 Execution Appeals to High Court

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  1. GeeEm

    GeeEm New Member

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  3. SweetCaroline

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    I was about to say that I fully agree with the prisoner in this case, but then I read that "botched" meant they couldn't find a suitable vein to inject and I changed my mind. I draw blood for a living and it's entirely possible he messed up his own veins for this very reason. This guy abducted, raped and murdered a child. A jury of his peers found him guilty and sentenced him to death. He should NOT, IMO, get to get out of that by sticking sharp objects in himself to destroy his veins.

    Somewhat O/T: I used to work in the ER in a very drug-ridden area. I had patients who had been shooting up for years and had destroyed all the veins in their arms, but we still had to find a vein to get blood from. Sometimes it was the upper arm, the cleavage area, wrist, feet, and sometimes the doc had to go in the femoral vein in the groin. Not fun, but effective.
     
  4. Tssiemer

    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

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    Botched and survived have different meanings to me than not being able to find the vein. Why didn't they just try later?


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  5. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Double jeaprody my :behind: AFAIC he deserves no more rights than that which he gave his murder victim. No veins necessary for electricution or a firing squad.
     
  6. Tssiemer

    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

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    Omg that was my exact point when I told my co worker about this story. I said "this wouldn't have happened in a firing squad."


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  7. KayElJay

    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The double jeopardy issue in a case such as this has already been argued and ruled on years ago in Francis vs Resweber. The US Supreme Court ruled that double jeopardy does not apply in these cases.

    Francis vs Resweber

    or an overview of the argument & decision can be read on Wikipedia
     
  8. GeeEm

    GeeEm New Member

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    Good read and sleuthing Kay!!! 👍🏼
     
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    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks. I wish I could chalk it up to good sleuthing. A 'hobby' of mine is tracking capital punishment cases through the court system from the time of arrest all the way through the numerous appeals & to conclusion (whatever that may be). This (relatively) useless fact was just stored away in the jumble that is my brain, lol.
     
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    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/supreme-court-rejects-challenge-lethal-injection-n694856
     
  11. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Court schedules 2nd execution attempt for Ohio killer

    "COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a new execution date for a convicted killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009.

    The court last week scheduled the lethal procedure for death row inmate Romell Broom for June 17, 2020.

    Broom was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing 14-year-old Tryna Middleton in Cleveland in 1984.

    The 62-year-old Broom is only the second U.S. inmate to survive an execution after the process began.

    The state stopped Broom’s execution after two hours in September 2009, when executioners failed to find a usable vein following 18 attempts to insert needles..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...40ffced2ddb_story.html?utm_term=.503f37a54a54
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    Daughter’s rape, killing in 1984 haunts parents


    Sep 13, 2009
    "EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It’s been 25 years, and the painful memories linger of the day that Bessye Middleton’s 14-year-old daughter was raped and stabbed to death.
    Tryna Middleton was abducted at knifepoint on Sept. 21, 1984, while she was walking home from a Friday night football game with two friends...

    “It’s been 25 years, and the pain has gotten a little bit better, but there is not a single day that I don’t get up and think about her during some point in the day,” said Bessye Middleton, 65.

    Tryna’s father, David Middleton, a retired auto worker, won’t drive down the street where his daughter was abducted, and for years, he became nauseated on returning to a home filled with memories. Bessye Middleton will drive down the street where her daughter was taken only when she heads to church on Sundays...

    Bessye Middleton thinks the time has come.

    “It’s not that you want somebody’s life to be taken from them, but he’s trying to beat the system,” she said in an even tone. “We had to suffer. He’s had 25 years longer than her.”.."

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/sto...penalty_0913.ART_ART_09-13-09_B3_3AF2A5E.html

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    Link: http://murderpedia.org/male.B/images/broom_romell/Tryna_Middleton.jpg
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  12. Tssiemer

    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

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    You know how we can stop people surviving lethal injection?
    Go back to firing squad.


    ETA: oh that's funny. I already commented on this thread about a firing squad last year. Lol. Guess I should read more.

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  13. burblestein

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    There is a painless method of execution that we Americans ignore--I suppose because it is so gruesomely messy.

    The guillotine.
     
  14. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    Its irritating that the Ohio Supreme Court has reset the execution THREE YEARS down the road. WHY?! I know Ohio had stays in place while they redid the execution procedures, but I believe those have been resolved. It just seems that the Ohio Sup Ct and perhaps Governor just don't want to do it. I understand some have a problem with capital punishment and I respect those opinions. But its the law, and it should be carried out.
     
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    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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  16. DVJustice

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    I saw botched and I was like wow, the drugs didn't kill him or something? Then I read it was bc of them not finding a vein. That's not botched. That's life. I have several chronic illness that mean several ER visits, procedures, etc. Do you know how many times they can't get a needle stick or as soon as they do my veins collapse? Well, they keep trying and trying and trying. But he probably cried like a baby and started on his "cruel and unusual punishment" right there. I bet there were many places they didnt try to get the IV in, and if they felt they were out of options, why not get out the drill? or a central line or mid-line?

    Anyway, he deserves the punishment he received and it was not botched.
     
  17. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    Well said DVJustice. The media reports on this about "botched" and "survived the execution" are clearly misleading and intentionally so. The prison staff couldn't get an IV started so they proceeded no further. That's not botched. I understand a lot of people are against the death penalty and it seems many in the news media are. However, if a reporter can't accurately report the facts without injecting personal bias, than he or she should stick to writing opinion pieces, not news articles.
     
  18. JerseyGirl

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    New of another inmate:

    The failed execution of Alva Campbell, a 69-year-old inmate with health problems, was the third time in seven decades that a death row inmate in the United States has survived the initial attempt to take his life and the second time in recent years that it has happened in Ohio.

    “Attempts by the medical team this morning to gain intravenous access were unsuccessful."

    A warrant of reprieve issued said the state would try to execute Mr. Campbell again on June 5, 2019.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/us/ohio-execution-alva-campbell.html
     

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