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AZ pays doctor a small fortune, in cash, to ignore execution protocols

Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show – NYTimes.com PHOENIX — In an execution in 2010 in Arizona, the presiding doctor was supposed to connect the intravenous line to the convict’s arm — a procedure written into the … Continue reading

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Marcus Wellons to die June 17th. Will jurors buy chocolate again?

State sets June 17 execution date for Wellons | http://www.ajc.com The 11th Circuit heard the case after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 said the erotic gifts raised questions that required further examination. A death penalty case “must be conducted … Continue reading

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Oklahoma botches Clayton Lockett’s execution, big time.

Oklahoma execution: Clayton Lockett writhes on gurney in botched procedure | World news | theguardian.com After the failure of a 20-minute attempt to execute him, Clayton Lockett was left to die of a heart attack in the execution chamber at … Continue reading

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Unethical AZ prosecutor Richard Wintory suspended for 90 whole days.

State bar suspends prosecutor in handling of Tucson murder case The State Bar found Wintory committed wrongdoing by repeatedly communicating by phone with a confidential intermediary who had been appointed to assist the defense in uncovering mitigation evidence as part … Continue reading

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UN: You’re going to have to do more than criticize our human rights record. Seriously.

US criticised by UN for human rights failings on NSA, guns and drones | World news | theguardian.com The US came under sharp criticism at the UN human rights committee in Geneva on Thursday for a long list of human … Continue reading

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Ask a stupid FL execution question, get a stupid FL execution answer.

Carl Hiaasen: Florida’s IQ exam fails test of justice | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com There’s not a credible expert in the field of learning disabilities who doesn’t acknowledge a margin of error in IQ testing, but Florida is one of … Continue reading

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The most premeditated of murders …

BBC News – Electric chair haunts US former executions chief Dr Ault is a soft-spoken Midwesterner with steel-grey hair and a steady gaze. As he spoke about his years as corrections commissioner for the US state of Georgia, he appeared … Continue reading

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