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What followed provided a window in to the nearly two-hour execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood as the defense lawyer pleaded to stop it and the Arizona attorney assured the judge everything was fine.
The execution brought new attention to the death penalty debate in the U. S. as opponents said it was proof that lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.
State officials and family members of Wood's two murder victims said there was nothing wrong with the execution.
Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan read a statement Thursday outside his office in which he dismissed the notion that the execution was botched, calling it an "erroneous conclusion" and "pure conjecture."
An Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack in April, minutes after prison officials halted his execution because the drugs weren't being administered properly.
Sibert says that medical patients who are under general anesthesia are typically connected to a bispectral index, a technology that measures a person's level of consciousness and sends the information through a monitor.
The execution prompted a series of phone calls involving Ryan, Brewer's office, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
"The director indicated that in consultation with the IV team leader, who is a medical doctor, Mr.