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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Execution Halted in North Carolina

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

    A San Jose federal judge's order halting a California execution because of questions about the state's lethal injection process has become the precedent for a similar court intervention in North Carolina.

    Citing the San Jose ruling as persuasive, U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard told North Carolina prison officials Friday that they could proceed with inmate Willie Brown Jr.'s execution April 21 only if someone with medical training is present to make sure Brown is unconscious when potentially painful drugs are injected.