two-drug lethal injection

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.