Death Row Doctoring: The Dicey Medical Ethics of Prison Executions

June 7, 2017

(Medscape) – A lethal cocktail of medicines would be injected into those tubes, and Coleman would die. That was the plan. But a spate of executions in the run up to her execution had been botched. Instead of dying quick deaths, men injected with a lethal cocktail of drugs had writhed, seized, and foamed at the mouth. I was sent to witness Coleman’s death in case it was a long and drawn-out affair.

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