Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Lethal Injection Procedure Debuts in Ohio

On Wednesday the State of Ohio executed convicted murderer Daniel Wilson using a new method called "set-to-die." Ohio announced this new procedure last month. The way it works is that after a sedative is administered, the executioners shake the prisoner and call out to him. If there is a response from the prisoner, a second sedative is administered. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a three drug lethal injection sequence used by most states did not violate the constitution. This decision ended a moratorium on the death penalty pending this decision.

Daniel Wilson was sentenced to death in 1992 after being convicted for the murder of a woman after he kidnapped her and burned her alive in the trunk of his car. Wilson's execution reportedly proceeded without any problems.

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