Florida execution using pentobarbital goes ahead despite protestsBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6317 (Published 30 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6317
- Clare Dyer
A man who spent 33 years on death row in Florida for killing a policeman has been executed despite a petition filed with the Florida courts by a British neurologist and pleas to the governor from the Danish drug firm whose pentobarbital was used.
David Nicholl, a consultant neurologist at City Hospital, Birmingham, filed the petition at the Florida Supreme Court to try to stop Manuel Valle’s execution going ahead.
The Danish company Lundbeck wrote to Florida …