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Drug That Killed Michael Jackson to Be Used in Missouri Executions; What's the Problem? | Missouri Political News Service

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!


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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Real Evidence or Political Payback?



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