One of two scheduled back-to-back executions in Arkansas on Monday night appeared “torturous and inhumane,” according to the lawyers of a second prisoner scheduled for lethal injection Monday night.
Attorneys for Marcel Williams filed for an emergency stay of execution after they alleged problems with the earlier execution of Jack Jones. Corrections staff “tried unsuccessfully to place a central line in Mr. Jones’s neck for 45 minutes before placing one elsewhere on his body,” the attorneys claimed. Jones died at 7:20 p.m. CDT. The lethal injections began at 7:06 p.m.