77°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

2 years 3 months 4 weeks ago January 23, 2015 Jan 23, 2015 Friday, January 23 2015 January 23, 2015 2:32 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can be used in executions because of concerns that it does not produce a deep, coma-like unconsciousness and ensure that a prisoner does not experience intense and needless pain when other drugs are injected to kill him.

Oklahoma uses midazolam as one of three drugs in lethal injection executions.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days