Day: March 18, 2014

If Henry Has Heart Attack During Execution, FL Supreme Court Says He Won’t Feel It?

Stop the Execution of Robert Henry

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If Henry Has Heart Attack During Execution, FL Supreme Court Says He Wont Feel It?

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – On March 14, the Florida Supreme Court denied Robert Henry’s all of his pending appeals, finding that even if Robert had a heart attack while strapped to a gurney, he wouldn’t feel it.  With less than 5 days remaining until the State injects a toxic chemical cocktail into Robert Henry’s veins, the battle now moves to federal court, where Robert’s defense team continues to try and stop the execution, denouncing it as unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

In denying Robert’s appeal, the Florida Supreme Court relied…

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Oklahoma: No execution drug available for Thursday night

march 17, 2014

Oklahoma’s attorney general says the state does not have all of the lethal drugs necessary to carry out an execution set for Thursday.

Two inmates, scheduled to die this month, have been fighting their executions while they seek more information about Oklahoma’s execution procedures.

Despite the drug shortage, state lawyers are still fighting their request in court.

State leaders say they are trying to get the execution drugs and will change protocols if necessary to execute Clayton Lockett this Thursday night at 6:00.

The attorney general’s office said in briefs filed with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday that a deal to obtain pentobarbital and vecuronium bromide from a pharmacy had fallen through.

Pentobarbital is a sedative; vecuronium bromide is a muscle relaxant.

(Source: KRMG)