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Doctors assist in executions despite ethics rules
Doctors assist in executions despite ethics rules

For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said Dr. Alan Doerhoff had assisted with Missouri executions for more than 50 years. He has been involved in more than 50 executions, not executions over 50 years. Also, the article said that Ohio death row inmate Dennis McGuire, executed on Jan. 16, complained, “I feel my whole body burning.” It was Oklahoma death row inmate Michael Wilson, executed in Oklahoma on Jan. 9, who...

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