Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kentucky's purchase of sodium thiopental challenged as violating injunction - AP story

Lawyer seeks to stop Ky. from using execution drug - AP

Kentucky appears to have violated a judge's order stopping all executions and preventing the state from taking any action to carry out a lethal injection by purchasing a key drug used in the process, an attorney for several death row inmates said Thursday.

Public defender David Barron wants to bar the state from ever using the 18 grams of sodium thiopental the state acquired this month