The mainstream media is playing up the “tragedy” of Clayton Lockett’s “botched” execution. Since Lockett is finally dead, the execution succeeded at its task.
None of the liberal bleeders shedding tears for Lockett care to remember why he ended up there. Two words.
This is Stephanie Neiman. Clayton Lockett murdered her over her truck. He laughed as he killed her.
Stephanie Neiman was proud of her shiny new Chevy truck with the Tasmanian Devil sticker on it and a matching “Tazz” license plate. Her parents had taught the teenager to stand up for “what was her right and for what she believed in.”
Neiman was dropping off a friend at a Perry residence on June 3, 1999, the same evening Clayton Lockett and two accomplices decided to pull a home invasion robbery there. Neiman fought Lockett when he tried to take the keys to her truck.
The men beat her and used duct tape to bind her hands and cover her mouth. Even after being kidnapped and driven to a dusty country road, Neiman didn’t back down when Lockett asked if she planned to contact police.
The men had also beaten and kidnapped Neiman’s friend along with Bobby Bornt, who lived in the residence, and Bornt’s 9-month-old baby.
Steve and Susie Neiman asked jurors to give Lockett the death penalty for taking the life of their only child, who had graduated from Perry High School two weeks before her death.
Lockett later told police “he decided to kill Stephanie because she would not agree to keep quiet,” court records state.
Neiman was forced to watch as Lockett’s accomplice, Shawn Mathis, spent 20 minutes digging a shallow grave in a ditch beside the road. Her friends saw Neiman standing in the ditch and heard a single shot.
Lockett returned to the truck because the gun had jammed. He later said he could hear Neiman pleading, “Oh God, please, please” as he fixed the shotgun.
The men could be heard “laughing about how tough Stephanie was” before Lockett shot Neiman a second time.
“He ordered Mathis to bury her, despite the fact that Mathis informed him Stephanie was still alive.”
How tough was Clayton Lockett? He wasn’t so tough after all. And one day perhaps his defenders will meet their own Clayton Lockett and get their own little education in social justice.
Hollins told friends and relatives in a recent Facebook post: “The death penalty is to kill a man for his injustice … by lethal injection not lethal suffocation.”
Too bad Lockett wasn’t so generous with Stephanie when he shot her twice and buried her alive. This wasn’t a botched execution. It was a job well done.