Joseph Wood

 

 

 

Age: 55

 

Summary: Arizona death row inmate who was convicted of murder and assault in the 1989 deaths of his estranged girlfriend Debra Dietz and her father Eugene Dietz and whose execution was described as "botched" due to Wood appearing to have gasped and snorted for over an hour after the lethal injection drugs were injected with the entire procedure taking almost two hours, in which experts said the execution should have taken about ten minutes.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: December 6, 1958

 

Died: July 23, 2014

 

Location: Florence, Arizona