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June 2, 2011

Texas completes another lethal injection using pentobarbital

As detailed in this Reuters article,"Texas on Wednesday executed a man who shot and killed a security guard during a 1988 robbery at a Dallas grocery store.  Gayland Bradford, 42, was the fourth person executed in Texas this year and second put to death using a new drug, pentobarbital, which is often used to euthanize animals."  As the article further explains, "Bradford's execution was the 20th in the United States this year.  There are three more executions scheduled this month in Texas."

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This killing was appalling in its cruelty. This execution was far too long coming.

Why Reuters (and other news organizations) see fit to constantly remind about animal euthanasia is beyond me. Even Dieter doesn't whine about that anymore.

Posted by: federalist | Jun 2, 2011 1:52:08 AM

With OH likely to pardon Hawkins next week. TX will again gain the top spot this year. Prior to June OH had 4 executions to TX 3. Hopefully at the end of this month it will be TX: 7. Justice delayed is justice denied.

Posted by: DeanO | Jun 2, 2011 8:27:57 AM

Federalist at 1:52 A.M.: "Why Reuters (and other news organizations) see fit to constantly remind about animal euthanasia is beyond me."

It's a very clever anti-DP argument as it reminds people of having to put to sleep their favorite pet, which is not punishment but an act of mercy for the pet and is performed with great sadness and regret by the owner.

Posted by: Fred | Jun 2, 2011 9:08:53 AM

TX will again gain the top spot this year. Prior to June OH had 4 executions to TX 3. Hopefully at the end of this month it will be TX: 7. Justice delayed is justice denied.

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