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An inhumane death

The technology of execution has evolved over the centuries, with each innovation—the guillotine, the electric chair, lethal injection—arriving with promises that it will finally make the process of state-sponsored homicide humane. But another botched execution by lethal injection, this time in Oklahoma, shows again the emptiness of that promise.

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