Submitted by Sarah on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:11.
Last Thursday, an Arizona inmate was executed after several attempts to delay his execution. He and his lawyers were trying to discover the source and content of the drugs to be used in his execution procedure.
In the end, the courts let the execution to go forward, allowing the state to keep information from the inmate and the public.
Ninety minutes after the procedure began, Joseph Wood was still alive, gasping "like a fish on shore gulping for air." He was finally pronounced dead almost two hours after the execution started.