MO Execution Plan Declared Unnacceptable

1 decade 3 years 10 months ago Tuesday, September 12 2006 Sep 12, 2006 Tuesday, September 12, 2006 7:18:35 PM CDT September 12, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal judge says Missouri must revise the state's death penalty procedures so executions do not amount to cruel and unusual punishment. US District Judge Fernando Gaitan in Kansas City gave the state until October 27 to submit a new protocol for executing death row inmates using lethal injection. Gaitan says the state must hire a specially trained physician to make sure drugs are given properly so an execution is not too painful. A spokesman for Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon wouldn't comment on the ruling today.

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