Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Arizona Shares Execution Drug Information


Arizona has handed over information on the execution drug it plans on using in two upcoming executions after a judge ordered the release. The documents filed in federal court in Phoenix Saturday show the pentobarbital to be used at Wednesday's execution of Edward Schad and that of Robert Glen Jones Junior on October 23rd expires in November. It comes from Denmark-based Lundbeck Incorporated, which stopped selling it for executions in July 2011. Lawyers for the inmates were worried the state may not have unexpired, FDA approved drugs. Arizona uses just one drug in its executions.
 
U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver ordered the release Friday. Federal public defender Dale Baich says he does not know why the state tried to hide the information. Last minute appeals are ongoing for both inmates.

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