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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"In Texas, a Brave, New, Lethal Injection" by Raymond Bonner - TheAtlantic.com

The Lonestar State just OK'd the use of a new chemical to be used for lethal injections. Cleve Foster, a death row inmate convicted of murdering a woman he and a friend met in a bar, is scheduled to be the first man to be executed using it. Problem is, the chemical has the potential to kill so painfully that it's illegal for veterinarians to use it to put down animals. The article says Foster could be subject to a pain "likened to having one's veins set on fire."

Christ. That sounds almost as bad as, oh I don't know, getting murdered by some dude you just met in a bar?

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