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Botched execution: When we will stop the insanity?

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The Associate Press story I saw this morning made me sick to my stomach. When will the US follow the rest of the world and end the barbarity?

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate writhed, clenched his teeth and appeared to struggle against the restraints holding him to a gurney before prison officials halted an execution in which the state was using a new drug combination for the first time. The man later died of a heart attack.

Read the full story: Man dies of heart attack after botched execution

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