Latest Lethal injection Stories
Should physicians be banned from assisting in a lethal injection execution, or lose professional certification for doing so?
NEW YORK, Jan.
An American company that is the only US producer of a drug used in lethal injections announced Friday it had decided to permanently stop its production because it was unable to guarantee it would not be used in executions in the United States.
Capital punishment sentences across the country are being postponed due to a shortage of a drug used to carry out the executions.
THE inquest into the death of a grandmother who was given a lethal injection by a student nurse has closed. Edna Alker, 91, of Orrell, died after receiving a fatal dose of potassium chloride by trainee nurse Rebecca Riley.
By Sarah Avery, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 31--Doctors were never meant to play an active role in executions, the N.C. Medical Board argues in a brief it filed Wednesday with the N.C. Supreme Court.
JARRATT, Va. (AP) -- A killer who argued Virginia's procedures for lethal injection were unconstitutional was executed Thursday after a federal appeals court upheld the state's primary method of capital punishment.
The announcement last week by physician-assisted suicide advocates that they will start providing information to the terminally ill is the sad result of the state Legislatures failure to pass a needed law to help those in the final days of life.
McALESTER, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Oklahoma executed a former handyman by lethal injection on Tuesday for the 1994 robbery and murder of an Oklahoma City woman.
HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Triple murderer David Dawson was put to death by lethal injection at Montana State Prison at 12:06 a.m. on Friday, marking the state's third execution since 1995.
Execution by electrocution, started in the United States, is an execution method in which the person being killed is strapped to a specially built wooden chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. Although its use is in decline the electric chair has become a symbol of the death penalty even though it was only used in the United States and briefly in the Philippines. The goal of the chair was to incapacitate the organs of the body in order to cause death. This was done...
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