Ohio inmate took twice as long to die

 While 16 minutes may seem like a long time, you can’t argue with the prison officials: “…was … considered successful.” Uh – yeah.  He’s dead. Hard to argue about the “success” of an execution if the only criteria used to measure “success” is if the guy ends up dead at the end of it or not!

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio asked the state Thursday to halt executions, but prison officials said Friday that Newton’s execution was properly handled and considered successful.

Source: Ohio inmate took twice as long to die – Crime & Punishment – MSNBC.com