|Testimony gives rare details of executions|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
The state corrections official who stands beside condemned inmates as they take their last breaths in Floridaís death chamber recently pulled back the veil on what has largely been a very secretive execution process.
The testimony was given during a Feb. 11 hearing in a lawsuit involving Paul Howell, a death row inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection Feb. 26.
Howell is appealing his execution; his lawyers say the first of the injected drugs, midazolam, isnít effective at preventing the pain of the subsequent drugs.
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