MONTGOMERY – The execution of an American prisoner last week failed, because medical staff failed a suitable vein to find the lethal dose. After two and a half hours the man had, according to the American media at least twelve injectiewonden, but he was still very much alive.
The 61-year-old Doyle Hamm is already more than half of his life in the death row. “It was a bloody, botched execution, which can only be described as torture,” reported professor Bernard Harcourt of the university of Columbia, Hamm represents. Two few nurses tried, in vain, a vein to be found in Hamms cross, his knee and his feet.
The nurses were, according to Harcourt, probably also the blow of the death row, because the next day, blood in his urine was. Hamm has cancer and has been for many infusions, so his veins are affected.
It is unclear whether Alabama a new warrant for execution will plan. The state is one of the 31 American states where the death penalty is carried out.