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This botched execution will add to already lingering questions over exactly drugs states are using in their lethal injections, and whether the process violates prisoners' rights. Currently, states are able to withhold this drug information, in order to prevent harassment of the pharmacies involved in supplying the drugs. Wood filed an appeal, based on the unknown details of the injection. However, it was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. There have been several other instances in recent years of lethal injections being poorly administered, causing inmates to have their executions prolonged.

Arizona's Attorney General's Office also got Wood's name wrong on the press release about his execution. They sent the following:

PHOENIX, AZ (Wednesday, July 23, 2014) – After several days of legal maneuvering, Attorney General Tom Horne is announcing the execution of 55-year-old, Robert G. Jones, ADC #086279. The execution commenced at 1:52 p.m. at the Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC)-Florence. He was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.

However, Robert G. Jones is an inmate who was executed in 2013. Later, they sent a corrected press release. 

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