Friday, 16 February 2007

William Mathews in Pedro Medina botched execution

Patricia McCusker, a Florida State Prison employee, witnessed the execution of Pedro Medina (T.235-36). When Mathews and Almojera were examining Medina at the conclusion of the execution, Ms. McCusker saw "a contraction of the chest muscle" two or three times by Medina (T.239,240).

When William Mathews, physician’s assistant at Medina’s execution, examined Medina after the execution, Mathews felt an agonal pulse or irregular beat in Medina’s wrist (T.1046). Mathews has felt such a pulse at least twice following an execution (T.1045).

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