Preparation of the lethal chemicals:
The Lethal Injection Procedure currently requires that the lethal chemicals be mixed according to a very specific regimen.
Two members of the execution team reported that the chemicals were mixed according to the established regimen.
Based on the information collected including the description on how the chemicals were mixed, it appears that the chemicals were mixed properly.
However, it should be noted that the Lethal Injection Procedure requires that the independent observer from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement witness the mixing of these chemicals.
This was not done so, which is a deviation from the written procedure.
According to the statements of the execution team members, the chemicals were properly transported and secured in the executioners’ room; it appears this requirement was completed in accordance with the Lethal Injection Procedure.