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An Ohio inmate, convicted of killing and dismembering a 22-year-old woman in 1991, was executed Tuesday using a new, untested one-drug method of lethal injection, state officials said.
one dose of sodium thiopental is used, some feel this could wear off and cause the person to be awake and in extreme pain during the execution, without the use of the other two drugs.
The preferred method of performing euthanasia is the injection of barbiturates into a vein or into the coelomic cavity. This is how dogs and cats are euthanized when it is necessary. The technique is quick and painless, taking only minutes to perform by the intravenous route but up to several hours by the intracoelomic route. The later route should not be used if a post-mortem examination is planned. Barbiturates are controlled substances and must be administered by licensed veterinarians. Aggressive, dangerous or difficult patients may be sedated either by injection or with anesthesia prior to euthanizing. Injectable agents should not be used on animals intended for food.
Originally posted by zaiger
Maybe they should have beaten attempted to rape him and cut him up into pieces.
Originally posted by jam321
To those who don't like this method, are there any other methods that would be better suited for killing a person who was sentenced to death?