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Arkansas' multiple execution plan in limbo after rulings

AP  |  Little Rock (US) 

Arkansas' already compromised plan to put eight men to death over 11 days is in limbo after a judge blocked the use of a lethal injection drug that a supplier says officials misleadingly obtained and the state's highest halted the executions of one of the first inmates who had been scheduled to die.

A federal judge could further upend the plans, with a possible ruling today on whether to halt the executions over the inmates' complaints about the compressed timetable and the use of a controversial sedative in the lethal injections.



Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a temporary restraining order yesterday to McKesson, a medical supply company that says it sold vecuronium bromide to the state for medical purposes and not for executions.

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Arkansas' multiple execution plan in limbo after rulings

Arkansas' already compromised plan to put eight men to death over 11 days is in limbo after a judge blocked the use of a lethal injection drug that a supplier says officials misleadingly obtained and the state's highest court halted the executions of one of the first inmates who had been scheduled to die. A federal judge could further upend the plans, with a possible ruling today on whether to halt the executions over the inmates' complaints about the compressed timetable and the use of a controversial sedative in the lethal injections. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a temporary restraining order yesterday to McKesson, a medical supply company that says it sold vecuronium bromide to the state for medical purposes and not for executions. Arkansas' already compromised plan to put eight men to death over 11 days is in limbo after a judge blocked the use of a lethal injection drug that a supplier says officials misleadingly obtained and the state's highest halted the executions of one of the first inmates who had been scheduled to die.

A federal judge could further upend the plans, with a possible ruling today on whether to halt the executions over the inmates' complaints about the compressed timetable and the use of a controversial sedative in the lethal injections.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a temporary restraining order yesterday to McKesson, a medical supply company that says it sold vecuronium bromide to the state for medical purposes and not for executions.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Arkansas' multiple execution plan in limbo after rulings

Arkansas' already compromised plan to put eight men to death over 11 days is in limbo after a judge blocked the use of a lethal injection drug that a supplier says officials misleadingly obtained and the state's highest halted the executions of one of the first inmates who had been scheduled to die.

A federal judge could further upend the plans, with a possible ruling today on whether to halt the executions over the inmates' complaints about the compressed timetable and the use of a controversial sedative in the lethal injections.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a temporary restraining order yesterday to McKesson, a medical supply company that says it sold vecuronium bromide to the state for medical purposes and not for executions.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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