death row

8:35 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Attorneys raise concerns about new lethal-injection drug

A syringe of propofol. The drug will now be used in executions in Missouri. It's also commonly used in veterinary medicine.
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As the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether to set execution dates for six condemned killers, attorneys for death row inmates are citing concerns over the state's new one-drug lethal injection method as among the reasons why the executions should not proceed.

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4:30 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Missouri first state to adopt propofol for executions

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The Missouri Department of Corrections will switch to propofol for all executions.

It’s is best known as the anesthetic that killed pop star Michael Jackson.

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