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April 21, 2006

North Carolina conducts execution with brain monitor

As detailed in this Reuters story, which is headlined "North Carolina executes man despite injection doubts," early this morning a "North Carolina man was executed by lethal injection ... by officials using a machine to ensure he did not suffer undue pain, a procedure that raised ethical questions about medical staff monitoring the death."  This local news account of the execution details that the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court late yesterday rejected the defendant's challenges to this novel lethal injection protocol.

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