Doctor Banned From MO Executions Helps with Executions in IN


The Los Angeles Times reports that a doctor who was barred from taking part in lethal injection executions in Missouri because of concern about his dyslexia is helping the federal government carry out death sentences in Indiana.

The physician, Alan R. Doerhoff of Jefferson City, Mo., has been the target of more than 20 malpractice suits, was barred from practicing at two hospitals and was publicly reprimanded by a state agency for failing to disclose those suits to a hospital where he treated patients, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Times said U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. has banned Doerhoff from participating “in any manner, at any level” in lethal injections in Missouri,

but Federal officials have made Doerhoff part of the execution team at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind..


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