Post from February 12, 2006:
Court Rules Lethal Injections May be Painful
• Orders Changes to Increase Sedatives for Condemned Inmates
Agreeing that lethal injection may cause excessive pain, a federal judge told state corrections officials Tuesday to change the way they administer the fatal dose. U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel said in a 15-page ruling that San Quentin State Prison officials may either administer fatal levels of sedatives exclusively or have an anesthesiologist present to ensure that Morales is unconscious before they deliver the standard mix of sedatives, paralytic agents and heart-stopping chemicals.
......So, what next..comfy slippers too? Ask them if they need a massage first? These are KILLERS!! Who cares if they feel tension or stress before their hearts are slowed till it stops, painlessly.