State committed to executing killer
BATON ROUGE- The state said Monday night, a planned execution remains on schedule, despite the inmate's attorney fighting to have it postponed because of questions surrounding the procedure used in the death penalty in Louisiana.
A lawyer for Christopher Sepulvado, who was convicted of the beating and scalding death of his 6-year-old stepson in DeSoto Parish two decades ago, want next week's execution delayed because the state has not shared information about what drug will be used in the lethal injection.
Hours later, the Department of Corrections issued a statement saying two-drugs will be used in addition to the current one-drug protocol.
The prison has not been able to get the drug used in lethal injections, pentobarbital.
But, a spokesperson said the department is "committed to ensuring the jury's verdict is carried out in accordance with law."
Certain types of drugs used in lethal injections have been difficult to obtain since companies have stopped supplying them.
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