Letter: Why not use heroin for lethal injections?

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The Saturday front page article, “Task force to fight heroin epidemic,” and the article on Page A3, “Pfizer blocks the uses of its drugs in executions,” are very interesting. The lethal results of heroin causes so many deaths. Perhaps that should be the execution drug. Most law-enforcement departments have easy access to heroin. Should be no problem, and the price is right.

I am not for executions since too many have been released due to DNA evidence (proving their innocence). One wrong execution is one too many. People seem to think this provides closure. When a family member is lost, there is never closure, only acceptance.

Our death-sentence process takes so long that it only delays this acceptance, and it becomes more an issue of revenge.

SANDRA STERNFELD, WEST PALM BEACH

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