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Missouri Execution Drug Purchases Revealed

Death row inmates spent years fighting over Missouri's use of compounded pentobarbital. A sealed court filing obtained by BuzzFeed News says they may have been fighting the wrong thing.

Montana Judge Prohibits State From Using Execution Drug

A Montana judge says the state's attempt to use pentobarbital as a lethal injection drug is prohibited by the state law, written with another drug in mind, that requires it to use an "ultra-fast acting barbiturate."

Texas Carries Out Its Eighth Execution Of The Year

Update: Willie Trottie was executed on Wednesday after the Supreme Court denied his stay requests. His lawyers had contended that Texas is using expired drugs to kill him and that he received inadequate legal representation at trial.

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