New Report says Lethal Injection protocal causes slow & painful death

04/24/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Lethal injection for execution was conceived as a comparatively humane alternative to electrocution or cyanide gas.  But a new report by a team of doctors says that in fact, death row inmates may actually suffocate while still aware.The report has been published on the online medical journal PlosMedicine. It comes 4 months after then Florida Governor Jeb Bush put a temporary halt on all executions in Florida after a botched lethal injection in the case of Angel Diaz.   New Governor Charlie Crist has said he will wait to act on the death penalty following a report by a commission charged with studying the state’s procedures in administering lethal injection.It took 34 minutes for Diaz to die last December 16th.   A Medical examine said that’s because  the the needles used to kill him were inserted improperly

Teresa Zimmers is a research assistant professor of Surgery at the University of Miami’s Leonard School of Medicine, and the lead author of the new report (roll tape#1 o.q.”as  a method of execution”)

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