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Problems with Dixon Execution

Posted by emily on May 12, 2022
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According to media witnesses, it took 25 minutes for the execution team to insert an IV into Mr. Dixon. Eventually, the team made an incision in his groin in order to access a vein, requiring them to clean up “a fair amount of blood.” After the drugs were administered, Dixon gasped and then lost consciousness after a few minutes. Read additional reporting from AZ Central.

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Updates on Clarence Dixon

Posted by emily on May 11, 2022
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Media is reporting that Mr. Dixon was executed this morning. There was a delay due to the execution team having trouble finding a suitable vein. Mr. Dixon is reported to have appeared to be in pain. Follow updates at AZ Central.

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Frank Atwood Execution: For Media

Posted by emily on May 04, 2022
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Execution Warrant Issued for Frank Atwood

Posted by emily on May 03, 2022
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The Arizona Supreme Court has granted the State’s Motion for Execution Warrant for Mr. Atwood. He is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection or lethal gas on June 8.

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Clemency Denied for Clarence Dixon

Posted by emily on April 28, 2022
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The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency unanimously voted to deny commutation or reprieve to Clarence Dixon. Read the Arizona Republic’s reporting

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