Overdoses of morphine were given to critically ill patients
By David Edwards on 9/11/2005, 12:25pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

In an exclusive report, London's newspaper The Mail revealed that although euthanasia is illegal in Louisiana Doctors were forced to kill patients as the situation became worse in New Orleans:

With gangs of rapists and looters rampaging through wards in the flooded city, senior doctors took the harrowing decision to give massive overdoses of morphine to those they believed could not make it out alive.
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Their families believe their confessions are an indictment of the appalling failure of American authorities to help those in desperate need after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city, claiming thousands of lives and making 500,000 homeless.
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"I injected morphine into those patients who were dying and in agony. If the first dose was not enough, I gave a double dose. And at night I prayed to God to have mercy on my soul."
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Mr McQueen, a utility manager for the town of Abita Springs, half an hour north of New Orleans, told relatives that patients had been 'put down', saying: "They injected them, but nurses stayed with them until they died."