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Letter to the Editor: Consider victim when reviewing botched execution

on May 14, 2014 10:40 AM

Our president has tasked Attorney General Eric Holder to review the botched Oklahoma execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett.

May I suggest that Mr. Holder start his review by looking into the way Lockett tortured and murdered Stephanie Neiman. She was 19 years old, and she was beaten, raped, shot and then buried alive by this killer.

Perhaps Mr. Holder will come to the conclusion that there may have been a higher power looking down who determined that Lockett did not deserve the luxury of just slipping off into the night without some suffering of his own.

Surely, there is someone else who can be used as a political poster child, perhaps more worthy of our president’s concern, besides this former bottom feeder. Or does this statement make me a racist?

Michael Zani

Indiana

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