Lawsuit Claims Lethal Injection Is Unconstitutional

Riverfront Times | December 21, 2004
A federal lawsuit argues that Missouri's method of execution is a "cruel and unusual punishment." Lawyers for a Death Row inmate contend that one of the drugs administered, Pavulon, leaves the person being executed completely paralyzed but fully conscious and susceptible to pain.

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