His lawyers argued it would be less painful than the state's threedrug lethal injection
Last Tuesday, Malacanang said it would support the death penalty by hanging or through lethal injection
for crimes committed under the influence of drugs and plunder.
The only humane penalty, which he said had already been brought before the Supreme Court, is to impose death by lethal injection
"A man is much more than his worst mistake," Price said while strapped to a trolley moments before the lethal injection
They've specified that alternative methods be used only if lethal injection
is unavailable or has been ruled unconstitutional.
Ray had argued Alabama's execution procedure favours Christian inmates because a Christian chaplain employed by the prison typically remains in the execution chamber during a lethal injection
, but the state would not let his Imam be present.
He is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection
We do not condone the use of our medicines in lethal injections
for capital punishment."
State secrecy about execution protocols and drug sources makes it difficult for condemned prisoners to argue about the constitutionality of execution by particular drugs, and prevents the press and the public from evaluating whether lethal injection
executions are ethically or constitutionally permissible depending on the drugs being used (and the drugs' quality and quantity).
Hutchinson scheduled the executions to take place before the state's supply of midazolam, a controversial sedative used in lethal injections
With members of her family in attendance, the doctor approached to give her a lethal injection
. The woman was agitated, so the doctor slipped a sedative into her coffee.
In this short but absolutely eloquently written book, death penalty scholar Austin Sarat takes the reader on a chronological journey of America's death penalty from 1890 to 2010, documenting the debate about different methods of execution and providing case studies of botched executions for four methods: hanging, electrocution, gas, and lethal injection
. Sarat argues that over this time period about 3 percent of all executions in the United States (state and federal) were botched in some way, percentages being even higher for lethal injection
, 7 percent of which may be considered to have been botched.