Joseph Paul Franklin was scared to death of injection

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm · 4 comments

by Dave Jackson (Scoop0901)

in Crime, History, Legal

Joseph Paul FranklinI kept re-reading the story about the stay of execution for white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection in Missouri. He was literally scared to death by injection. His death sentence, thankfully, was carried out earlier today, so his worrying about things is over.

Franklin was on death row for the 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon outside a synagogue in St. Louis. Authorities believe he killed 22 people between 1977 and 1980, as well as the attempted assassination of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in 1978.

Franklin was on death row for the 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon outside a synagogue in St. Louis. Authorities believe he killed 22 people between 1977 and 1980, as well as the attempted assassination of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in 1978.



To get the stay which delayed his execution for a few hours, he challenged Missouri’s decision to use the drug phenobarbital in its lethal injection protocol. He argued it would violate the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

This is where I was, and still am confused. Even if they gave him crack cocaine, it didn’t matter: Franklin was scared, like a little sissy, to die, no matter that once the IV is started, he’d be dead within a few minutes. How about a large gauge needle shoved into his eye and we push a large dose of potassium with the tubing wide open. I’m sure he’d have loved the burn before it killed him.

There’s nothing about phenobarbital he needed to worry about — a lesson he likely learned on the checkout table. The biggest issue with phenobarbital is that 1-in-3 out of 100 people suffer somnolence, or sleepiness. But I bet his worry was the addiction factor. Now worry, though, you were dead before you could start yammering for your next fix. But why have the phenobarbital in the mix, at all? Seriously, just remove it from the cocktail.

Case closed.

Good night, Joseph Paul Franklin er .. good riddance!

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1 smokeyb50 November 21, 2013 at 2:13 am

Great article! Timely too. Twenty-two needles might have been a more fitting ending to his sick life.

2 Dave Jackson (Scoop0901) November 21, 2013 at 2:15 am

21 needles … all in the eyes, ear drums, and temples.

3 Sandy Payan November 21, 2013 at 1:31 am

I say he was a coward!! That’s one less POS we have to worry about!

4 Dave Jackson (Scoop0901) November 21, 2013 at 1:40 am

Much agreed, Sandy. Much agreed.

Now if we can get these death sentences carried out with 6-12 months from the judgement, crime in America may slow down when the gangbangers and thugs figure out a needle really is waiting on them.

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