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Could Kevorkian Suicide Method Replace Lethal Injections?

June 3, 2014



In recent weeks states that use the death penalty have faced concerns over the way lethal injections are administered.

Some states have looked at reinstating the use of electric chairs or opening government-operated execution pharmacies.

Now a new solution is being offered by a man in Michigan -- adopting the method once used by Jack Kevorkian.

Neal Nicol says he helped Kevorkian with at least 60 assisted suicides – many of them involving the use of carbon monoxide.

Nicol tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter states should use the substance as well if they want to follow the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

Correction: This version corrects a misspelling in Neal Nicol's name.