New York Times Magazine, Feb. 11
An article examines the growing discomfort in the medical community with using lethal injection as an execution method. Horror stories abound: One convict took 34 minutes to die after the execution team injected the cocktail into soft tissue instead of a vein. Doctors aren't always present at executions; for many "nonmedical" personnel who administer the injections, the day of the execution is "the first time probably in their life they have picked up a syringe," one doctor testified. … A piece chronicles the years a former fugitive spent on the lam. Orlando Boquete, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for crimes he did not commit, escaped from a prison in 1985 and avoided capture for a decade. At one point, police showed up at his house in Miami's Little Havana after receiving a tip that he was hiding there: ",'If you're looking for this Boquete, why don't you bring a picture of him?' Boquete says he demanded."—C.B.