A look at problems with lethal injections in US executions

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 23, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:

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