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18-1.3-1202. Death penalty inflicted by lethal injection.

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The manner of inflicting the punishment of death shall be by the administration of a lethal injection within the time prescribed in this part 12, unless for good cause the court or governor may prolong the time. For the purposes of this part 12, lethal injection means a continuous intravenous injection of a lethal quantity of sodium thiopental or other equally or more effective substance sufficient to cause death. The manner of inflicting the punishment of death shall, in all circumstances, be by the administration of a lethal injection regardless of the date of the commission of the offense or offenses for which the death penalty is imposed.

History

History.
Source: L. 2002: Entire article added with relocations, p. 1452, 2, effective October 1.

Annotations

Editors note: This section is similar to former 16-11-401 as it existed prior to 2002.

ANNOTATION

Law reviews. For article, Criminal Procedure in Colorado -- A Summary and Recommendations for Improvement, see 22 Rocky Mt. L. Rev. 221 (1950). For comment, And Then There Were Three: Colorados New Death Penalty Sentencing Statute, see 68 U. Colo. L. Rev. 189 (1997).