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people today. i think the job of defending. the most unpopular amongst our society is absolutely indispensable part of our society. all of my clients have already been tried convicted and sentenced to death in ohio state court system. basically every execution has been scheduled scaling back to june third of two thousand and nine really slagle he ended up committing suicide three days before the execution very midst jr on september twenty fifth was executed wrong phillips was next on nov fourteenth two thousand and thirteen he was. and. that is where. all the attorneys for an ohio inmate scheduled to die through an experimental execution method say their client will suffer a terrifying and agonizing death according to his lawyers the untested injection
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method it will not properly statement which will cause him to feel the pain of suffocation before he dies and his mcquire is on death row for the one nine hundred eighty nine rape and murder of pregnant woman joy stewart. the state is planning to inject him with a two drug mix that's never been used in the next accused him before. we presented our case to the judge to stop the execution. we argue that dennis is going to essentially feel to be consciously aware of feeling like he is going to suffocate like he is suffocating because he is suffocating because of the way the drugs work. so now we sit and wait expecting a decision any time today. this. is the really me. it
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is. going to. finance. tonight. he. is going to pay your healthcare this is alan bernard from the federal the defenders office i'm sorry oh it is. you all say what are you going to buy today you know not that i'm aware of. everything else. for the second year in a row a record number of people convicted of crimes have been exonerated in the united states according to a new report by the national registry of exonerations one hundred forty nine people falsely convicted of crimes were freed in twenty fifteen nearly forty percent of
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those cases were charged as. a. thing. just. to see after spending fifteen years against president jefferson parish mayor and its three d.n.a. evidence exonerated david to have it all who is on death row at angola serving a sentence for the rape and murder of his fourteen year old cousin his attorneys are speaking right now in the seventh ward. you dream of it every day it's not just not the same as actually going through it it's. just a serial walk this. is not something you can prepare yourself because you've been living in those conditions for so long. i think you are now free to give. me. a minute to video the man right there in the center of your. screen freed today
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he spent twenty three hours a day in solitary confinement during his fifteen years adding now thirty eight years old he went to jail when he was rather twenty three. if i had just gone off and done something else. like that running turn our heads every day for fifteen years every day that's what i would think about. eleanor. i mean it is not. a problem for her ever on the floor of the oval. office. had come up yes i'm. a muslim. she went to the store and i went and that. they came to damon to take him in. and question.
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and after that. are you. know to. be the oldest daughter under the. believe. the. parent anguished cry his fourteen year old daughter even brutally murdered if that reality isn't horrible enough the family. twenty two year old.
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they walked into the court and made it sound like i just walked into this. believed someone would never confessed to. the stairs to the state supreme council that's it's time for each of you to disclose it to the ease of. it's interesting. on this average to see them being
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off the air. that. there. are. good math teacher we here are incomplete at the first can't. compete. because he said they're just mining smile and like it ain't nothing we're all
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sloppy because all saints really think when i see something. that takes a lot out of me when i see him you saw what happened today. and before the court hearings was a month apart or two months apart we was in court every week for months. we've been a court so many times in the past few months i haven't even had time to really green over my daughter's death. and. you know they do the same league go through a terrible ordeal and most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor the death penalty. there are some people that because of what they did have given up the right to live among us and that is our philosophy. you know i've been doing this long time i think my first death penalty case was nine hundred eighty eight and none of those people ever been executed. that's the unfortunate thing in
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our system that it takes too long. i don't think there's enough focus on victim's family you know in terms of closure. at some point death family deserves closure don't they. as the state of ohio prepared to use a new two drug method of lethal injection for the first time for dennis mcguire six accused and his attorneys argued this week that he would suffer from a condition known as air hunger mcguire's attorney unsuccessfully challenge the two drug protocol in federal court this week. he's going to start to obstruct right away you're looking for his head coming up. there may be vomiting he's not going to agree he's we trying to movies we try to clear to the obstruction i mean seizures is one things that's been mentioned i don't remember if there's a strap across that. you should be able to see the muscles tense in you know you
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are releasing time so you really see you know it's more than one doctor who thinks it's quite possible that he still could be alive at that five minute for. a crime. scene wrong. i mean you get to shape out just because that's a kid and it. equals betrayal. when somebody find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. i do think the numbers mean something they've matter us with over one trillion
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it's a job that is very thankless and it's not very popular. and i know how many hours he's. not be very popular i. when there is an execution it's toxic i worry about him i support the important job that he's doing and i know he puts his whole heart and soul into it and. i don't know that i want him in it for the rest of our lives. because of the stress of the toll that it takes on him and us. so i honestly i if tomorrow it could be abolished in ohio that would be the best thing possible because then he would have to choose it would just be taken away.
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not just in ohio but all over the country we've got states that are just going to. i don't know where they're experimenting on our clients the immediate focus is. you don't torture mike for it if you're going to kill him. it's hard to make sure that when damon came out he spent the first five or six weeks living with my wife and me in minneapolis and went to work doing mail delivery in our office. we helped him deal with getting back on the grid he had no . driver's license he had no idea other than the one from death row.
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group of people. i became absolutely convinced dean's innocence four hours of work on it. if you read the autopsy report and you knew right away that what damon confessed to was completely. different the. earth because he seemed to have an alibi he was helping chris search for her when she turned up friday night. when. she wasn't there. because. i was looking for for thirty six hours. i just lay down and go to sleep.
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and they wanted to ask me questions about crystal. at first i thought it was just a routine. relationship like a cell or. a. jefferson parish deputies may. mean. you. use. the technique it's designed to elicit a confession. all in a way to. manipulate you. and i was told i failed. my witnesses one ranchman for me he explained in detail how someone's executed there's no.
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pickle. after having no sleep for thirty six hours and getting a drug in for a nine hour interrogation like that it's a nightmare the police chief with. these. days when you break you mean you can eat you you'll tell them whatever they want here. and i would not have told anything you want to because you know. you. want. why.
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why wasn't a little stronger. why couldn't i just keep telling them look i didn't do it i didn't do it i was their target and that was it you know they found an easy target and they got it. you know nobody's ever apologized. and nobody's ever recognize long it was done you know. nobody knows unless you've been through it yourself trust me a death penalty case is a lot different than just a regular murder case. case i'm well i've learned that i mean it's year after year after year going through different appeals why put
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a family through the suffering of have and to have to relive that for the next twenty years or fifty years old twenty years from now or be seven am i not even be alive i might not even be alive to see justice served for my daughter. sara says washee appreciates the state's hard work in going for the worst possible punishment she just wants everything to be over. after a court hearing in february the prosecutor and the defense attorney walked up to us and said that change. was wanting to put offer on the table to where he would change a clique of not guilty to guilty for life in prison no eligibility of corowa. they flat out told us we would have one more court hearing it would be done over with when we walked out that's it. if they take his offer that he
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put on the table we won't have to go through all the appeals he would spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. i mean i want justice served he committed the crime he committed the murder he needs to suffer the consequences but i don't feel like killing him is that's not going to bring my daughter back. i just want them to take the offer. so we can try to move on with our life. can damage a problem can it tell our has just hours left to lead the execution is making
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national headlines not wire will be put to death by a combination of drugs and never before used in the us for this purpose or this new drug combination was originally designed as a backup for. which ohio has used and so now. this is not the. execution. this. time was. not. convicted killer dennis mcguire spent the final moments of his life gasping for breath as the state of ohio for the first time used an untried two drug method of
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lethal injection he reportedly gas snorted during the twenty six minutes it took the drugs to kill them. it was the longest execution by lethal injection and u.s. history. long time witnesses to executions were stunned the boy was kind of a rattling good. there was. a couple times he definitely choking. at this point it is entirely premature to consider this an execution protocol to be anything other than a failed. as an experiment by the state of ohio the people of the state of ohio should be appalled and what was done here today in their name.
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i. believe that's exactly what. i don't know what this means going forward maybe the governor is rightly appalled at what just happened decides that he's going to start a reprieve. or commuting sentences or you know i don't know. the only failure is you as a lawyer want to buy is a saw so you should perish the same way typical lawyer. loto know people pretty straight and blows their own you know i'm a pretty good year when i can stand up and want to say that you're all reacting and the results are in the experiment was
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a fail and i think we're talking about exactly what we argued dennis mcguire was going to suffocate to death and that that was going to be terrifying and horrifying for him to experience. they need terror of watching let it suffer less than more than eighteen. know what cruel and unusual punishment is with this is nearly every choice sister says she knows her sister suffered terror in pain when she was raped sodomized choked and killed by dennis mcguire she says he was treated more humanely today than her sister was treated and it was time for him to face his judgement you're going to people that are going to stay so long given the debt. it should be painless type of thing he said if you go that way said to be tortured to death. did you ever actually consider it to do you have to. you have to come face to face with your own mortality. and for me it was. facing
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the fact that one day they may come take me lay me on the table stick a needle in my own. shut down my organs when i want. you know i've survived my first year done quite a bit i'm told. trying to. lose control of things i guess. is everything's happened everything happens quickly. i spent fifteen years locked in a cell for twenty three hours a day in the what was once the bloodiest prison in the country i had visits from my family maybe five times in the fifteen years i was there every day i would do the same thing it was the same monotonous thing wake up make coffee my bubble prepare for the day same thing saw sunshine three hours when. you sit there in wait to die. after having only been out for just over
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a year sometimes feel like the mad hatter and wonder you know. it's still very much a dream to me at times. i use. on many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society realize that. this is not working and we actually do something about it thank you. the worst in the world.
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wouldn't hold a disability of your consent. instant of public wealth. when the ruling classes protect them so. when the final. lifts only the one percent. we can all middle of the room signals. the real news is. my body told me that i belong with a board if my thoughts my mind was that i belong with the girls.
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to be of any particular. person's doctor. i was born a male had a sex change when i was thirty years old. i've now been living as a woman for twenty eight years and i fully regret this. problem should have gone away from by now but they hadn't so these surgeries are nothing more than plastic surgery i've had several female to male friends and you look at it and you just go oh god you paid for that it's horrible nobody can change genders is impossible. is still luzhin it's a mental illness. this is now one of my own flesh of my flesh she shall be called woman because she was taken out of from a. even
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six would just have to keep it as i live eat here if elfin. need. need. i d. . yeah. i wish we had one of things and this rolls and this is it you know for everyone and why some people's wants to take our things all the power just for themselves and to see other human.
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