Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Something's not right here...

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — The planned execution of a man convicted of
raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl was delayed until Tuesday night after
two anesthesiologists refused to participate because of ethical concerns.
With the execution scheduled for 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, defense lawyers
requested a stay from the federal judge who last week ordered San Quentin State
Prison to have an anesthesiologist on hand to minimize Michael Angelo Morales'
pain as he was put to death by lethal injection. A second anesthesiologist was
retained as a backup.
Although U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel denied the
motion, both anesthesiologists withdrew, citing ethical concerns raised by his

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Why are they worried about anesthesiologists in the first place? Maybe we should ask him if he provided anthesesia to his innocent victim.