An inmate put to death with the drugs in question would be at risk of “extraordinary physical pain,” the lawsuit says.
A Death Row Inmate Asks For More Time After BuzzFeed News Revealed A Troubled Source Of Texas's Execution Drugs
Using the pharmacy’s drugs would be an “unreasonable risk of a cruel execution,” his attorneys wrote to the governor.
Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.
The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.
J.W. Ledford Jr. was executed by lethal injection early Wednesday morning after the US Supreme Court rejected Ledford's request to halt the execution.
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.
Executioners took nearly an hour set the IVs in two recent lethal injections, according to timelines obtained by BuzzFeed News through public records requests and eyewitness accounts.
Ernest Lee Johnson, who murdered three people in 1994, had asked the Supreme Court to stop his execution on Tuesday, saying Missouri's lethal injection drugs put him at risk of having a seizure because of his brain tumor and defects.
Licho Escamilla is the 12th inmate executed in Texas this year. The Supreme Court last week declined to stop his execution.
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."
Juan Garcia on Tuesday was executed by lethal injection for fatally shooting a man during a 1998 robbery in which he stole $8. He was denied clemency.
Georgia, Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, and Missouri are set to execute six inmates within two weeks.
Roderick Nunley was executed by lethal injection in Missouri Tuesday night. It was the state’s sixth execution this year, and the nation’s 20th.
Georgia called off an execution after finding particles floating in its syringe. A judge ruled Monday that “if anything, [it] shows that the state is unlikely to use defective drugs.”
Missouri now has enough drugs for 16 lethal injections. But how? The drugs often used in executions generally have a short expiration date.
In March, Georgia postponed an execution after they discovered the drug had particles floating in it. “It looked more like clumps of cottage cheese floating in the solution.”
Kent Sprouse was executed Thursday evening for the 2002 murders of a police officer and a gas station customer.
The department of corrections said it obtained a new supply of pentobarbital from a "licensed pharmacy."
Manuel Vasquez, 46, was convicted of killing a woman on the orders of the Mexican Mafia after she did not pay the gang a percentage of her drug sales.
Walter Storey was executed Wednesday for the murder of a teacher. His attorney sought to stop the execution over concerns of Missouri's lethal injection drugs.
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.