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Idaho halts serial killer’s execution after 8 failed attempts to insert IV

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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Authorities in Idaho halted the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech on Wednesday after medical workers were unable to insert an IV for lethal injection. Creech was brought into the execution chamber and strapped down, according to Josh Tewalt, director of the Idaho Department of Correction. “The team attempted eight times, through multiple limbs and appendages, to establish IV access,” he said at a news conference, but those efforts were unsuccessful and the execution was called off. “Our first objective is to carry this out with dignity, professionalism and...

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