>> Arkansas executed it's fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, ending a frantic schedule the state said was necessary before its supply of lethal injection drugs expires at the end of the month. But Kenneth Williams' execution is prompting calls for an investigation, after media witness' say he was shaking and gasping for air during the lethal injection.
The 38 year old inmate was sentenced to life without parole for the 1998 murder of a cheerleader. He was later sentenced to death for killing a man, Cecil Boren, after escaping prison a few weeks later. Boren's daughter witnessed the execution.>> Kenneth Williams showed no change in his facial expression to exhibit any form of pain.
Any amount of movement that he might have had was far less than any of his victims.>> Arkansas had initially planned to execute 8 inmates in 11 days in April, but 4 of those executions were halted by various courts. The unprecedented schedule was set by the Governor because a drug used in the execution mix, the sedative Midazolam, expires at the end of April.
>> What do we want?>> Mercy!>> The Valium-like drug has been controversial after several troubled executions in Oklahoma and Arizona, where inmates appeared to twist in pain on the gurney.