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Killer was given two doses of lethal injection drugs in ‘botched’ execution


While Joseph Wood III, condemned for a 1989 double murder, lay unconscious, making sounds like snoring and seemingly gasping for air, U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake called for a hearing. The hearing transcript reveals that Wood was given a second dose of the lethal injection drugs – the sedative midazolam and painkiller hydromorphone – after he began making noises.

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