Florida Halts Executions After Botched One Lasted 34 Minutes
Medical examiner Dr. William Hamilton said Wednesday's execution of Angel Nieves Diaz took 34 minutes — twice as long as usual — and required a rare second dose of lethal chemicals because the needles were inserted clear through his veins and into the flesh in his arms. The chemicals are supposed to go into the veins.
Hamilton, who performed the autopsy, refused to say whether he thought Diaz died a painful death.
And in California, a judge has ordered the states' executions be stopped declaring the system of lethal injection "broken."
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