two-drug lethal injection

Regional
5:39 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Kentucky Must Explain Lethal Injection Drugs

A judge says Kentucky officials should be prepared to explain how and why they arrived at what drugs to use in a lethal injection and what doses of the narcotics to administer.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd didn't issue an immediate order Monday spelling out how far the state's explanation must go, but he told attorneys during a hearing in Frankfort that attorneys for multiple condemned inmates have a "fair inquiry" about the policy decisions.

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Regional
2:25 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Critics Call for Changes to Lethal Injection Method

Critics of Kentucky's proposed new death penalty method have asked officials to make multiple changes to how executions are carried out now that the state is switching to a one or two-drug lethal injection. During a hearing in Frankfort, public defenders, anti-death penalty activists, and private attorneys said the rules the Commonwealth wants to put in place have multiple problems, including that condemned inmates aren't allowed access to their attorneys on the day of execution. 

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