Hooper and two other lethal injection executions botched

Posted by emily on November 22, 2022
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Austin Sarat writes at Slate about three executions over the span of two days–November 16 and 17–were badly botched. In Murray Hooper’s execution, the team could not access a peripheral vein and resorted to accessing his femoral vein in his groin. Arizona law prevents the defense team or the public from learning the identities of the execution team members, who routinely struggle to access peripheral veins, or determining whether they have adequate training.

Jimmy Jenkins of the Arizona Republic also writes about the botched executions and Arizona’s “veneer of medicalization” on lethal injection.

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