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Texas Isn't Going to Stop Executing People Just Because of a Drug Shortage......

Animal Drug to Be Used in Texas Executions

Updated: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011, 1:40 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011, 12:44 PM CDT

By The Wall Street Journal - AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas, the nation's leading death penalty state, will now use a drug generally used for animal euthanasia, to carry out executions, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The move to switch to pentobarbital, a sedative, comes amid a nationwide shortage of thiopental sodium, a more common execution drug used in the US for almost three decades.

Texas follows the lead of two other states, Oklahoma and Ohio, which have also switched to pentobarbital.

Pentobarbital, which has long been used by veterinarians to put animals to sleep, has limited uses in medical procedures, including the treatment of certain types of epilepsy. The drug has also been used to carry out assisted suicides.

Lawyers who represent death-row inmates have argued in court that pentobarbital is too unproven and dangerous for use in human executions, but courts have so far rejected those challenges.

Oklahoma has used pentobarbital in two executions, while Ohio used the drug earlier this month to execute convicted murder Johnnie Baston.

Texas will follow the same procedure as Oklahoma, injecting inmates with pentobarbital to sedate them and then following that with the injection of two other drugs to complete the procedure.

Texas currently has five executions scheduled from April through July. Last year, it executed 17 people, the most of any state, and it has carried out more than 450 executions over the past 25 years.

The move by Texas, lawyers said, could persuade other states to use pentobarbital, since it has proven increasingly challenging to try to acquire thiopental from overseas suppliers.

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A rope is cheaper and re-usable.

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It sure is.

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A rope is cheaper and re-usable.
However, if they were to put the condemned in a ring and make them fight to the death they could charge people to watch it and make a profit..

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Give them cars and weapons....just like DeathRace....i'm liking it!

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Till new dna techniques show that some, that received the death penalty, were not guilty.

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One word comes to mind.... Appropriate!

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However, if they were to put the condemned in a ring and make them fight to the death they could charge people to watch it and make a profit..
that's what i'm saying, the money raised from events would be so damn high, charge out of staters double and if their state does not have the death penalty charge 3x the normal rate, they will still pay.
and people can bring weapons for them to use, they can just throw things into the ring for random use

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I may be a bitch but rapists, murderers and child molesters don't even deserve THAT way of death.....IF they treated these animals like they do in 3rd world countries, the drugs wouldn't be wasted!

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