Skip to comments.Lawyers say Arkansas to use untried execution drug
Posted on 04/17/2013 12:43:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Arkansas plans to put prisoners to death with a drug that apparently hasnt been used in a U.S. execution, and lawyers for condemned inmates warn that it could take longer for someone to die from it than from other lethal injection drugs.
Arkansas Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the state plans to use phenobarbital, along with lorazepam, in lethal injections. None are currently scheduled, but Arkansas recently passed a law that will allow the state to resume executions.
In a letter obtained by the AP, federal public defender Jennifer Horan told Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe that phenobarbital takes effect more slowly than other drugs used to execute prisoners and that it carries a substantial risk of a lingering and inhumane death.
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I seem to recall reading various books by older vets that phenobarbital was the preferred humane euthanasia drug for animals. Too damn kind for prisoners!
>> Lawyers say Arkansas to use untried execution drug
LOL - untested...
3 ounces of lead to the back of the head from a tube about 8 gauge has proven 100% successful.
They don’t want to die... but they want to die quick.
Some people are never satisfied.
Execution should be by the same manner and method the convicted felon used on his or her victims.
Rope is a proven technology.
Oh please. Fry me a liver. How long did it take their victims to die? Tie them up them out in the desert on an anthill for all I care.
Well ....gotta try the drugs sometime. Its not like “can be fatal in large doses” is a big issue here
Lawyers say Arkansas to use untried execution drug
We certainly can’t be putting dangerous drugs into death row criminals can we? It just might KILL THEM!
and I believe one is what’s used to euthanize animals, as someone already stated.
What? Are they afraid they’re goning to get somebody killed?
I guess they don’t want to harm the convict, just kill him. /s/
If it kills them, then it works.
200mg of morphine, plus 50mg of of any benzodiazepine (like valium, ativan, xanax) will kill most any adult human.
They will have an amazing high, followed by unconsciousness, followed rapidly by respiratory arrest.
Add say, 20mg of potassium, 5 minutes after the first cocktail and you’ll get a nearly instant cardiac arrest that the prisoner will never feel.
They should use the same method of execution that they used on Terri Schiavo.
Untied? Why does this matter?
Just hook the perp up to a I.V. gasoline drip and give him a smoke.
Use the same method the Euthanasia advocated recommend. Plastic bag and helium.
So what's the big deal if a Convicted Murderer will basically be given an OD of a sedative to put him to sleep, or in a coma, in a minute or so before getting the final 'kill shot'. The maggot ain't gonna feel a friggen thing -- unlike what the DEAD victim(s) likely went through. Would these asshat 'lawyers' feel better if the scumbag was just shot in the temple with a 9mm or 45? That sure would be 'quick' and 'painless', which seems to be their argument and goal anyway.
I'd also bet there'd be a lot of volunteers to pull that trigger. Heck if they pay my travel expenses I'll do it. I'll even furnish my own ... 'equipment'.
Do we get to try it on the lawyers first?
Weren’t all drugs ‘untried drugs’ until the first time they were tried? So after the first execution it won’t be an ‘untried drug’ anymore now will it?
Some people are never satisfied.
That reminds me of what my father used to say of someone: "He'd complain if you hanged him with a NEW rope."
There are a lot of animals in the zoo that need feeding.
Agree one hundred percent.
Just shoot ‘em......it’ll be fun....Bang...Dead...Done.
This will probably result in a 13 year court battle over the claim that the FDA has not found the drug to be “safe and effective”.
From what I understand a Brit company bought the pharma firm that made the old drug and now refuses to sell it for executions.
Use an injection of Nicotine sulfide. It used to be used on animals.
If that fails there is always a lead injection into the ear. .22 or .38 works wonders if you can find a load since the Homeland Security has bought them all up.
Then there is hemp or manila rope and a air dance.