Michael Morales
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"Michael Angelo Morales" is a convicted murderer who was scheduled to be executed by the State of California at 7:30 p.m. on February 21, 2006. Two hours before the scheduled execution, the State of California notified the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that they could not comply with a lower federal judge's ruling that the execution must be carried out by a medical professional due to the chemical used in the execution. Consequently, California has indefinitely suspended Morales' execution. The case subsequently led to a Moratorium (law)/moratorium on capital punishment in California entirely, as the only legal method of execution must be carried out with the Participation of medical professionals in American executions/participation of a licensed physician, who are ethically prohibited from participating in executions.

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