A doctor is studying what impact, if any, the allergy could have on the execution process after lawyers for Darryl Durr uncovered evidence of Durr's allergy in his 800-page prison medical record. Durr was sentenced to die for raping and strangling a 16-year-old girl in 1988.I get that, while we execute certain prisoners, we need to do it in as humane a way as is possible when murdering someone (and, while I personally support the death penalty in general, let's be clear -- when we execute someone we are committing murder). But seriously, if I was the doctor who was "studying the impact" I would give the defense attorney a prescription that reads like this:
"One of the things the Ohio Constitution guarantees is that he has a quick and painless execution," said defense attorney Kathleen McGarry.
"If he's going to react to the anesthetic drugs in such a manner that he's going to have a violent reaction, either vomiting or seizures or whatever the spectrum is that could happen, then obviously the execution has problems," she said.
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