[govinfo] GovInfo News 8-2-2007

  • From: "Patrice McDermott" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 13:21:14 -0400

Patrice McDermott, Director
202.332.OPEN (6736)

- After Flawed Executions, States Resort to Secrecy
By Adam Liptak
July 30, 2007

In December, Florida executioners had to inject Angel N. Diaz, a convicted 
murderer, with a second dose of lethal chemicals after the first set did not do 
the trick. It took Mr. Diaz 34 minutes to die, and witnesses said he continued 
to move, squint and mouth words after the first dose hit.   It would be good to 
know more about who is performing executions in Florida. But that state's law, 
like Missouri's, forbids the disclosure of "information which identifies an 
executioner." Quite a few states have similar laws, and a new Virginia law 
shielding executioners came into effect this month. more [NY Times]


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