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July 24th, 2014
09:37 PM ET

Arizona Botched Execution lasts 2 hours

The execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona has ignited a firestorm over the kinds of drugs used in lethal injections. Joseph Woods was given a new, lethal drug cocktail that took much longer to work than expected. Two hours passed before he expired yesterday. The execution set off a round of criticism on both sides of the death penalty debate. Was this cruel and unusual punishment? Brooke Baldwin talks to the Jeanne Brown- the daughter and sister of Woods' victims.
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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. John Tyler Erie, Pa

    I bet this made Governor Jan Brewers day, she likes to see people squirm. I can understand that it didn't bother the victims family since the pain and suffering of the victim doesn't seem to get the press as does the executed person does. If you must have capital punishment bring back the firing squad or beheading. They may be archaic but they are fast and reliable.

    July 25, 2014 at 9:27 am |
  2. Peter

    I think people should be executed by lightning... Really bad crimes youre subjected to hold the lightning rod for 10 lightning storm.... If you are a light criminal you only have to go through one lightning storm...

    July 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm |
  3. kandi

    Didn't John Kevorkian get charged for successfully aiding people in their own death? Maybe he was on to something?? Why can't they explore his method? Seems more cost effective and peaceful.

    July 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm |
  4. STOP THE LIES

    AGAIN I WILL SAY WHO CLAIM TO
    BE THE FINAL JUDGE LET HIM BE
    THE COUNT TO HIS OWN DEATH
    AND LIVING OR IF HE BE THE TRUE
    JUDGE LET HIM GIVE ACCOUNT TO
    HIS OWN EVERLASTING

    July 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm |

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