Tennessee Is Considering Using Pentobarbital in its Executions, the Drug Used to Put Down Pets

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Seems Tennessee can’t find a supplier for its lethal injection executions using a three drug cocktail that includes sodium thiopental (guess they haven’t called Besse Medical), so pentobarbital is apparently being considered as a substitute.

According to its state website, Tennessee has a long execution history, with hanging and the electric chair as two prior methods -- electrocution still being a viable alternative that has been used as late as 2007...

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