I agree this makes no sense. I forget where I read it but they say that getting the needle, while it's a 3step process, is basically the easy way out and that the criminal doesn't suffer at all. They're first given a drug to knock them out so they don't feel anything other than being asleep. Then they're given the injection that kills them. Now that seems pointless if you ask me. Are the other methods considered too inhumane to execute? No pun intended. What happened to the electric chair or the firing squad which used to be the main methods of execution? Even hanging, which they still do in some areas. I'm not trying to play God but those seem "more fitting" since the criminal would actually suffer.