Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 07:35 PM +0200
Oklahoma’s troubling death penalty plans
Despite long, torturous deaths so far, death penalty state plans two more executions with untested cocktails
Despite two executions this year using untested lethal cocktails that, according to witnesses, resulted in long and torturous deaths, Oklahoma has plans to carry out two more killings using new, untried cocktails.
The grim lethal injection experiment come in the wake of a European ban on exporting the anesthetic pentobarbital for use in executions. Rather than prompting an end to capital punishments, death penalty states like Oklahoma have turned to previously untested cocktails, with drugs produced in unregulated compound pharmacies….