Georgia Lethal Injection May Not be Humane

ATLANTA (AP) -- Medical experts are split on how the state's
first execution using a new drug for lethal injection went.

In the moments after the new drug was administered Thursday
night, Roy Willard Blankenship jerked his head several times and
muttered incomprehensibly.

It was the first time Georgia used the sedative pentobarbital to execute an inmate.

One medical expert suggests the execution could have been
botched, while another suggests the movements could have been a
natural side effect of pentobarbital.

Blankenship's attorney Brian Kammer said Friday the execution
indicates the state "cannot assure a humane, constitutional
execution process."

He asked the Georgia Supreme Court to block more executions until the state investigates what happened.

The Georgia Attorney General's office declined comment. State prison officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 at 07:21 PM
    Want to be sure he don't feel a thing ? Put him to sleep then take a real sharp ax and chop his head off. He deserves the most horrendus pain known to man kind, can't yall understand that ? He worked to get on death row and now yall are causing him to do with out his day to see how it feels to die a awful death.He needs to go to hell real slow.That way he can see the tears and all the greif he caused.Who cares if it's humane or not just kill him already.
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