Oklahoma gets 20 doses of scarce execution drug
Shortly after a death row inmate filed a lawsuit to stop his August execution because only one dose remained in Oklahoma of the first of three execution drugs, the state announced additional drugs had been acquired.
Down to its last dose of pentobarbital for executions, the state has found 20 additional portions of the powerful barbiturate and will be able to continue administering lethal injections without disruption.
“It is essential the state be able to provide justice for victims’ families and fulfill our constitutional duty to carry out sentences recommended by jurors,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt...
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