Oklahoma City, the number of states of the United States to delay the execution of death due to drug shortages. But because it was too long vacant, a person sentenced to death in Oklahoma was forced to be executed with the usual drugs used for animals.
Drugs used were pentobarbital replacement, type of drug commonly used to execute the dogs infected with rabies. For the size of animals such as dogs, these drugs are regarded the most ‘humane’ than other drugs such as strichnin.
However, when used for euthanasia or lethal injection in humans, the drug is certainly not the most ‘humane’. In the standard procedure of euthanasia, drugs truly ‘humane‘ in humans is the class of benzodiazepines such as Na-Na-thiopental or penthotal.
The problem in the past year, type of drug is very difficult to obtain in the United States. The only company that manufactures this drug, Hospira Inc., estimates that new stock will be available most quickly early next year.
As a result there is a delay of execution of death row inmates in various states such as California, Arkansas, Tennessee and Maryland. Applicable laws prohibiting the use of drugs for euthanasia outside the specified combination.
Combination of drugs which has been used for euthanasia are as follows:
- Na-thiopental (to anesthetize inmates to lose consciousness)
- Pancuronium bromide (to paralyze the diaphragm and lungs)
- Potassium chloride (to stop the heart rate)
Friday (12/17/2010), the length of time delay also occurred in the state of Oklahoma. Finally, because not wait, local law enforcement agencies establish regulations that allow the use of pentobarbital as a substitute for Na-thiopental.
The victim is a person sentenced to death a murder case, John David Duty who was executed on Thursday (16/12/2010), at 18:18 local time. The 58-year-old convict was found guilty of killing fellow prisoner 10 years ago.
The use of pentobarbital in the execution was opposed because it was considered inhumane. Opponents consider pentobarbital only makes convict paralyzed, but still conscious when the next drug combination given to snuff her life.
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