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15 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington
The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely.
15 hrs ago | ABC News
Wood, a convicted murderer, died Wednesday nearly two hours after receiving what authorities said was a 50-milligram dose of both the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone.
16 hrs ago | Government Executive
John Zemblidge, right, of Phoenix, leads a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents in prayer as they protest the execution of Joseph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz.
Louisiana's death penalty protocol calls for the use of the same two drugs as those administered during a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday.
Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.
The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment.
We know they used midazolam and hydromorphone. We know the combination was experimental.
Journalists called to witness the execution said it was hard to watch, as Wood snorted and gasped.
Joseph Wood was supposed to go quickly and painlessly, when the State of Arizona put him to death by lethal injection on Wednesday.
Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.
The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
A 74-year-old Mahone Bay man has admitted having sex with a 16-year-old girl who was addicted to prescription painkillers but says he didn't supply her with pills in exchange for sex.
A heart patient suffered "uncontrollable pain" and had to have her forearm amputated because a hospital nurse stole her morphine for himself and injected her with contaminated substances instead, the woman claims in court.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 05:22 pm
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