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Did you know: Lethal injection process

Did you know: Lethal injection process
Oklahoman Modified: February 9, 2014 at 10:00 am •  Published: February 9, 2014
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The process

Lethal injections are administered intravenously in each arm:

• The first dose is 2,500 mg of pentobarbital in each arm for sedation, followed by a 50 cc flush of saline.

• The second dose is 20 mg of vecuronium bromide in each arm to stop respiration, followed by a 50 cc flush of saline.

• The third dose is 50 cc of potassium chloride in each arm to stop the heart, followed by a 50 cc flush of saline.

Source:

Oklahoma Department

of Corrections

by Graham Lee Brewer
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Graham Lee Brewer began his career as a journalist covering Oklahoma's vibrant music scene in 2006. After working as a public radio reporter for KGOU and then Oklahoma Watch, where he covered areas such as immigration and drug addiction, he went...
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