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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 24, 2018
The trial over whether the state’s choice of lethal injection cocktail constitutes torture came to a close today in Davidson County, The Tennessean reports. Attorneys representing 33 death row inmates said that the drugs subject humans to pain akin to burning someone alive, while the state and the Department of Corrections dismissed the claims as “nonsense.” Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle said she would issue a ruling by the end of the week, well before inmate Billy Ray Irick is scheduled to die on Aug. 9.