Thursday, October 25, 2007

Warning: Execution May Have Harmful Side Effects

I usually stick to commenting on matters related to government, particularly the U.S. State Department, and to terrorism, but this news story is just too good to ignore.

It must be a first, a convict on death row who has a note from his doctor saying he's too sick to be executed. The Federal Appeals Court in Mobile, Alabama, has granted him a stay.

This is the money quote:

"Siebert's attorney submitted a letter from an oncologist, Dr. Jimmie Harvey of Birmingham, that says "complications could arise" from the drug combinations [that would be used to execute him]."

Here's the whole story: Contra Costa Times

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