AP, via the Orlando Sentinel, reports on the initial results on an autopsy performed on executed inmate Angel Diaz. LINK
The execution of Angel Nieves Diaz took 34 minutes because officials botched the insertion of the needles that delivered the lethal chemicals, a medical examiner said Friday.
Gov. Jeb Bush responded to Dr. William Hamilton's preliminary findings by halting the signing of more death warrants until a commission he created to examine the state's lethal injection process completed its final report by March 1.
Hamilton, who performed an autopsy Thursday, said needles pierced two veins and then went into soft tissue in Diaz's arms.
"More likely than not, the perforation of the veins occurred very early in this process," Hamilton said. "The autopsy findings were different than any other lethal injections."
Hamilton also said that although there were records that Diaz had hepatitis, his liver appeared normal. State corrections officials said after Wednesday's execution that Diaz had liver disease, which caused him to metabolize the lethal drugs more slowly.