This is the Teenage Girl Clayton Lockett Murdered, This is Why He Had to Die

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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.

Stephanie Neiman.

Stephanie Neiman

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.

  • http://www.susandharris.com Susan D. Harris

    I don’t believe in inhumane killing of prisoners. The bigger issue is that this man should have been put to death IMMEDIATELY after his trial by hanging or firing squad. Justice delayed is justice denied. This whole bit of injecting chemicals or botched electrocutions is wrong.

  • MJ

    I think you’re missing the point, Texas Patriot. No one is talking about vengeance, they’re talking about remembering the victims, not those who victimize. Lockett had no respect for Stephanie Neiman’s life, and ultimately got what he deserved. If we, as a society, would focus more on the victims of these horrendous crimes, rather than those who commit them, perhaps we could start to turn things around in this world. I would venture to guess, that if the punishment more matched the crime committed, criminals might think twice about the value of human life.

  • Sindelle

    Karma is a bitch

  • picric_acid

    They should forget about lethal injections.

    Just open a hole in the convicted’s head and suck out the brain. And no anesthesia.

    If it’s good enough for an innocent unborn baby, there should be no objection to its use to dispatch murderers.

  • JayJay

    Rot in he!!

  • Larry

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  • Larry

    THE SUBHUMAN NEANDERTHAL GOT WHAT HE DESERVED & I HOPE
    SCUM LIKE YOU WHO DEFEND HIS KIND, GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

    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.

    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.

  • meme1

    he very well got what he deserved. What goes around comes around.

  • genia

    Maybe some people got “satisfaction” out of this execution, but that’s not the issue and it isn’t a reason to abolish the death penalty, either. Ending the life of a violent criminal–one that will be a continuous threat to society, is a necessity, that is, until we can agree on a different way to keep innocent people safe. (Place violent psychopaths on an island and make them work..you know–that sort of thing). But, until that day comes, in the words of Spock: “The good of the many outweigh the good of the few..” Personally, that this killer suffered does not make me queasy–the thought of others like him getting out and re-offending because of people’s misplaced sentiments does,

  • Just Me

    Her name was Stephanie Nieman and she was shot twice then buried alive. My focus is on that poor young girl and her family, not the way her killer died. Regardless of where you stand on the death penalty, let’s not forget the victim.

  • Flossy

    smh they should have let the parents kill him!

  • Sonia

    Even the President is victimizing this guy. He violated HER constitutional rights. He was laughing as he shot her and buried her. What of that?

  • Sonia

    The minute you violate someone else’s Constitutional Rights, then you lose your Rights as well. As simple as that Ms. Daniela G.

  • amrita kaur

    Remember Stephanie being buried alive. Hear her voice calling for Gods help!. America wake up. Don’t make the killer a Hero

  • Trevor Mastromarino

    Karma…

  • George Herting

    There is still some justice in the universe I see!

  • Christopher Robin

    The death penalty (legalised murder) is never acceptable under any circumstances.

    • Spyder

      So if you saw a man murder your children in front of your eyes, what would you do? Just a what if

  • isthisthenewsroom

    Stop making victims out of the killers! This child was the victim and the death her killer suffered was pale in comparison to what she suffered. He should have suffered a slow painful death just as he did to her.

  • Tyrone shonuff

    ;; Didn’t take long for Obama to get distracted from the current world crisis all it took was a brotha getting executed for slaughtering a white girl, didn’t hear from the race baiters on that one? What’s next Obama are you going to give us another speech and tell the American people that if you had a son he would look just like Clayton lockett

  • giantslayer

    He was black and the girl he brutally murdered was white. In many blacks eyes that made it OK. It is a shame that this worthless POS did not die at the hands of “Old Sparky”. He deserved much worse than that. God though, has the remainder of his punishment to give now.

  • donttreadonme9

    Black on white crime, isnt that a hate crime? Where is Holder on that one? Where is Jackson or Al Shartpton? The silence is deafening…

  • ellen kemp

    What about all the times they got it wrong and executed the wrong person?

  • Basketball Diary

    F him.. got what he deserved.
    they should have made him wear L.A. Clippers jersey

  • Tj

    Haha finally a white mf murdered … That’s just great… That’s what you crackers get … I hope there’s plenty more cases like this

  • JO

    Then stop judging those for executing him.. live by your own words.

  • Kate Roller

    Sorry, lowlife, piece of DUNG….. He deserved to suffer slow and long….Too bad he couldn’t be made to suffer the same pain he inflicted upon Stephanie!!

  • strakha0 .

    I’m against the death penalty. I think it’s bad for society for our government to be sanctioning killing people if we’re trying to discourage it. There’s potential to study these people, but not if they’re dead (well, not in as useful a way, or for as long ;) ). Also it tends to cost more to put them to death than it would to keep them alive in custody the rest of their lives (amazingly). I know some would say just shoot them in the head, or give him a lethal injection that might not work right, which is exactly why these sort of decisions need to be left in hands of bleeding heart liberals, rather than people who get mad and stop thinking.

    I’m sure most of you know already, the background to this story is that European drug companies have stopped providing the drugs used for lethal injections, and now the states who are proceeding with their lethal injections aren’t telling anyone the sources they’re getting them from. Many suspect there’s some sort of conspiracy involving drug companies. either in the US or Europe providing them secretly, but I suspect they’re simply getting cheap bootlegs from China (most likely, or India, South America,, a few possibilities).

    If for nothing else, even if you don’t have a moral obligation to ensure everything proceeds correctly, it doesn’t look good. I don’t feel sorry for the murderer, but I think if we’re to have executions it shouldn’t be in a way that’s so open to criticism.

    Then you have people like Daniel Greenfield saying it was a “Job well done”, and people commenting on that saying how wonderful that is. When these sorts of opinions do get out to the wider world, from the mouthpieces at FOX, and Murdoch’s worldwide media empire, well it’s hard to quantify the damage that does. You might say you don’t care about that because what he did was awful, which is exactly why decisions on what to do when something goes wrong in an execution need to be left in the hands of bleeding heart liberals, rather than people who get mad and stop thinking.

    There’s a theme developing here – people get mad and stop thinking. This isn’t dictated by politics, but rather by biology. Blood rushes away from the brain and to our muscles where it’s ready to be used in a fight or flight situation. That’s great for moments like that, but it’s really not a good idea to be making decisions to base your life on in that state, especially ones that show your true colors.

  • The Duke

    They should have dropped him in a hungry lion or alligator exhibit at the ZOO and let animals be animals.

  • VHG1

    The killer lived 15 years longer than he should have. The left idolizes murderers because they have so much in common with them!

  • Andrew

    It’s worth spending a few minutes glancing at Clayton Lockett’s biography – abandoned by his mother, abused by his father, raped by three men – and wondering how many of us would keep any shred of humanity after this experience.

  • Anton

    The convicted killer suffered for 25 minutes and everybody is upset about this. I’m upset about the fear of his victims and the horrible death of being buried alive. I think the torture of his victims lasted longer then the death of this killer. Keeping in mind that he had a choice, if he hadn’t kill he would not have been sentenced to death. No Lockett is no victim he’s convicted to the death penalty where Stephanie is the only victim.

  • Robert Nordgren

    Murder is always wrong, that includes all the cases where the state is murdering in the name of vengeance

  • mah

    The media do not sympathize the evil. The question is, if there are horrible monsters out there, should the State be just the same but in a legalized way? Punishment …ok, for sure. Killing is just the same bad example, considering life as a property that can be taken. Just the way monsters think and why they can even kill.