CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
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(Phoenix: Ben Tracy) The botched execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona examined; appeal from Wood’s lawyers quoted; details given about the drugs, Midazolam and Hydromorphone, which were also used in the troubled execution of Dennis McGuire, and about the cut in the supply of Phenobarbital. [“Arizona Republic” Michael KIEFER- describes Wood’s actions after the injection.] [Wood’s victims’ relatives Jeanne and Richard BROWN- comment on the concern over whether Wood was in pain.] [Woods attorney Dale BAICH- says this is experimenting on human beings.] Governor Jan Brewer’s call for a review of Arizona’s execution process noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Washington: Jan Crawford) Wood’s lawyers’ assertion that his execution is a violation of the 8th Amendment and the position of the Supreme Court on legal injection discussed.
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