Thursday, December 16, 2010

New(ish) execution drug.

I actually think Weer'd suggested this on VC when the whole (deliberate) shortage of sodium thiopental came up:

(CNN) -- An Oklahoma death row inmate received a drug commonly used to euthanize animals Thursday because of a nationwide shortage of sodium thiopental, the drug usually used as the sedative in its three-drug execution cocktail.
Where there's a will, there's a way.  And now that we have a successful test of this stuff it's going to make it harder for future challenges to carry any weight.  That OK judge was rather savy in that regard.

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