The world media is ablaze about a story about a botched execution. But we wanted to know, who was the victim who was murdered and how did she die?
This is 19 year old Stephanie Nieman. She was taped and gagged and buried alive by her murderers.
This is why her murderer was executed:
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.”
The family of the 19-year-old woman who was killed by Clayton Lockett has issued a statement following the inmate’s death.
THE STATEMENT OF SUSIE AND STEVE NEIMAN
God blessed us with our precious daughter, Stephanie for 19 years. Stephanie loved children.
She worked in Vacation Bible School and always helped with our Church nativity scenes. She was the joy of our life. We are thankful this day has finally arrived and justice will finally be served.
Susie and Steve Neiman, 4-29-14
Prison officials do not know when the statement was written.
How The Execution went:
It took nearly 40 minutes for the convicted killer to die. He was given a lethal injection that apparently went wrong and his blood vessel where the lethal injection took place exploded. He eventually died of a heart attack after nearly 40 minutes grimacing on the gurney. Now the world media is calling attention to his “botched” death. But we decided to talk about Stephanie Nieman’s death the most.. It was hard to even find in many news articles even a mention of her or her picture. Some in the media are calling it a botched execution. He woke up after his injection to say “somethings wrong”, that might just have been his last and only honest word we agree with 100%: “SOMETHINGS WRONG-YOU AIN’T DEAD YET” for your hineous crime. killing a 19 year old girl and burying her alive.