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Joseph Rudolph Wood
First 14 Doses Failed to Kill
Death Row Inmate
Aug 2, 2014 7:41 AM CDT
First 14 Doses Failed to Kill Death Row Inmate
Arizona's Joseph Wood died after the 15th, nearly 2 hours later
- Now we know why the execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona took so long : It took 15 doses of drugs to get the job done, reports the
LA Times .
State prison officials laid out the details yesterday, explaining that Wood got a combination of hydromorphone and midazolam at 1:52pm...
John McCain: Botched
Execution Was Torture
Jul 25, 2014 2:15 AM CDT
John McCain: Botched Execution Was Torture
He says 'bollocks-upped' situation is unacceptable
- John McCain, who learned a thing or two about torture during his years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, says the botched execution of an Arizona inmate was torture and that the people involved need to be held responsible. "I believe in the death penalty for certain...
Lawyers Tried to Stop
After 1 Hour
Jul 24, 2014 4:43 AM CDT
Lawyers Tried to Stop Botched Execution After 1 Hour
Justice Kennedy turned down request
- "He has been gasping for more than an hour," lawyers said in an emergency appeal to halt the botched execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood yesterday. "He is still alive." As the hour mark passed, Wood's lawyers filed an appeal to a district court...
Inmate Takes 2 Hours to Die
in Arizona Execution
Jul 23, 2014 7:09 PM CDT
Inmate Takes 2 Hours to Die in Arizona Execution
Lawyers for Joseph Wood tried to stop procedure after an hour
- Another botched execution? Arizona executed a murderer today, but it took Joseph Rudolph Wood nearly two hours to die, reports the
. It took so long that Wood's lawyers filed an emergency appeal to stop the procedure after an hour because they say their 55-year-old client was still...
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