In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Roy Willard Blankenship is shown. The execution of Blankenship, who appeared to struggle last week, will be at the center of a push to stop lethal injections using a controversial new sedative, even though they may never be able to prove that it caused the spasms in his last moments. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections, File)
In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Roy Willard Blankenship is shown. The execution of Blankenship, who appeared to struggle last week, will be at the center of a push to stop lethal injections using a controversial new sedative, even though they may never be able to prove that it caused the spasms in his last moments. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections, File)
published Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
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ATLANTA — The thrashing, jerking death of Roy Willard Blankenship has lawyers for death row inmates plotting fresh arguments against the drug used to execute him, even though they may never be able to prove that it caused the spasms in his last moments.

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