Unusual Undergraduate Research Project Yields Book on Botched Executions

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The recent execution of an Oklahoma inmate, who died of a heart attack 43 minutes after receiving a supposedly 
lethal injection of drugs, was no surprise to a professor at Amherst College. The method is among the most prone to problems.
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Among the many ways a college sophomore could imagine spending her summer, compiling a database of botched executions in American history is probably not high on the list. It would, after all, entail trolling through thousands of names, dates, and...

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