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Bi-Partisan Panel: States Should Use Single Drug for Executions to Reduce Errors

Steve Neavling

A bipartisan panel of criminal justice experts concluded that states should administer capital punishment with a single drug approved by the U.S. government for executions, the Washington Post reports.

The legal research team called the Constitution Project released the 165-page study, which also calls for lethal-injection protocols in each of the 35 states that carry out executions. Three of those states phased out the death penalty but it is not retroactive.

“Without substantial revisions — not only to lethal injection, but across the board — the administration of capital punishment in America is unjust, disproportionate and very likely unconstitutional,” Republican Mark Earley, a member of the Constitution Project’s death-penalty committee, said in a statement.

The aim is to reduce the number of errors while administering capital punishment.

Questions Raised About Lethal Injections After Botched Execution in Oklahoma on Tuesday

Steve Neavling

The deadly cocktails administered during executions are about to come under fire after a botched lethal injection involving Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett on Tuesday.

Newsweek reports that a doctor stopped administering the lethal injection about 13 minutes into the procedure after Locket lifted his head and began mumbling.

About 40 minutes after the lethal cocktail was administered, Lockett died of an apparent massive heart attack.

“We believe that a vein was blown and the drugs weren’t working as they were designed to. The director ordered a halt to the execution,” Massie said.

Authorities are bracing for serious questions about the viability and humaneness of lethal injections.

Before Az. Shooting Loughner Looked at Websites on Assassinations and Lethal Injections

Jared Loughner/pima county sheriff photo

By Allan Lengel

More is spilling out about Arizona shooter Jared Loughner in the weeks before he went on a shooting spree that would stun the country.

The Washington Post’s Sari Horwitz reports that weeks and days before the shooting, Loughner surfed the Internet on his computer “in what investigators believe was an effort to prepare for his alleged assassination attempt, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said.”

The Post reports that Loughner looked at websites about lethal injections,and solitary confinement and political assassinations. Investigators gleaned the information from an analysis of Loughner’s computer.

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D.C. Sniper Muhammad Has a Date With Death

John Allen Muhammad

John Allen Muhammad

By Allan Lengel
WASHINGTON — Convicted D.C. area sniper John Allen Muhammad, who went on a killing spree in 2002, terrorizing the Washington region  and sending local and federal law enforcement on a wild manhunt, has a date with death.

Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O’Brien in Northern Virginia on Wednesday set his execution date for Nov. 10 by lethal injection, the Associated Press reported.

Muhammad, 48, along with his teen partner Lee Malvo, killed 10 people. He lost an appeal last month at the appeals court level. Malvo is serving a life sentence.

Muhammad’s death sentence is tied to the fatal shooting of Dean Meyers at a gas station in Virginia. He is expected to ask the governor for clemency and appeal to the Supreme Court to try and head off the execution.

The execution would take place at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va.