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Arizona / Botched Execution #1128682

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(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.

Pelley, Scott;
Tracy, Ben;
Crawford, Jan

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