Arizona Inmate Injected 15 Times With Lethal Injection Drugs

By |2014-08-04T14:58:09+00:00August 4th, 2014|deathpenalty, deathrow, Legal Blog|

Joseph R. Wood, the convicted murderer put to death on July 23 in Arizona, was injected with far more of each of the two drugs used by the state than is called for in the state’s lethal injection protocol, according to notes released Friday by the Arizona Department of Corrections. […]

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Federal Judge deems California’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional

By |2014-07-17T14:33:17+00:00July 17th, 2014|california, deathpenalty, Legal Blog|

A federal judge in California has struck down the state’s death penalty, ruling that the “arbitrariness” and “unpredictability” with which it is carried out violates the constitution’s ban on “cruel and unusual” punishment. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney in Santa Ana, Calif., on Wednesday threw out the death sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who [...]

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