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Drug That Killed Michael Jackson to be Used in Missouri Executions; What’s the Problem?

May 25th, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

Well, we at least know the drug works!

Time:

The same anesthetic that caused the overdose death of pop star Michael Jackson is now the drug of choice for executions in Missouri, causing a stir among critics who question how the state can guarantee a drug untested for lethal injection won’t cause pain and suffering for the condemned.

Last week the Missouri Department of Corrections announced it was switching from its longstanding three-drug method to use of a single drug, propofol. Missouri would be the first state ever to use propofol as an execution drug.

“This is very, very concerning with a drug that we don’t know, and seeing the problems of the one-drug method,” said Kathleen Holmes of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Read more…

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Missourinet:
Koster to Supreme Court: Execution dates must be set for death row inmates

Real Evidence or Political Payback?

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