John Wayne Gacy Executed With Lethal Injection

The man convicted in the torture murder of 33 young men and boys was executed on May 10, 1994.
3:00 | 12/19/13

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for John Wayne Gacy Executed With Lethal Injection
Fourteen years after he was convicted for the torture murder of 33 young men and boys. John Wayne Gacy has the next -- he died early this morning of a lethal injection in an Illinois prison. Here's ABC's Erin -- Hundreds had waited outside to -- that John gacy had finally died after last words he called his execution and injustice. Gacy was given a fatal injection of chemicals. He had was gasping or choking or something -- -- that was pretty much. Nothing. -- -- exit Houston chamber and -- was placed in Casey's arm three chemicals were to flow through one to knock him unconscious another to stop his breathing. And a final -- to stop his heart but there was a problem the killing chemicals got -- The second chemical didn't completely. Go in and the processes because that was a judge yelling or clogging in the line. It took eighteen minutes -- BAC to die about four times longer than expected and his attorneys insist that may have meant excruciating suffering for -- No one deserves to suffer at the particular method that they're using here is inhumane. Casey's prosecutor though said he had little sympathy for someone who had killed and tortured 33 young men. He got a much easier death than any of those -- -- In my opinion he got an easier death than he deserved. This is not the first time an execution has gone wrong in this country in Texas injection lines -- spraying chemicals at witnesses. Florida flames shot out of one man's head as he died in the electric chair. Alabama and electric chair malfunctioned requiring two tries to bring death. Opponents of the death penalty say executions are at times torture and that no matter the crimes of the individual. Is wrong. The state of Illinois plans a review of its lethal injection procedures thus far no more executions have been scheduled here. Erin Hayes ABC news Chicago.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"3:00","description":"The man convicted in the torture murder of 33 young men and boys was executed on May 10, 1994.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/US","id":"21275314","title":"John Wayne Gacy Executed With Lethal Injection","url":"/US/video/john-wayne-gacy-executed-lethal-injection-21275314"}