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Thursday, April 17, 2008


Attorney General Jay Nixon says executions should resume in Missouri after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 on April 16 upheld Kentucky’s use of lethal injection to execute condemned prisoners. Missouri’s lethal injection procedure, which is similar to Kentucky’s, also has been subject to a court challenge and executions in the state have effectively been on hold since October 2005.

For an execution to go forward in Missouri, the state Supreme Court must set an execution date. In October 2007 Nixon asked the court to set the execution dates for 10 inmates. Those requests remain pending. Forty-six men currently are on Missouri’s death row.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a nurse,the medications given for lethal injection are in cruel and unusual punishment. The drug which paralyzes the person is enough,if you are paralyzed, you can't breath or move. I assume this is for the audience. Then they inject the potasium. The potassium burns like fire. It is indeed "The Silent Scream " except this is a viable human being being tortured to death.