73°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
76°
67°
90%
Mon
87°
64°
20%
Tue
82°
58°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Texas must tell attorneys execution drug supplier

1 year ago Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:56:38 AM CDT March 27, 2014 Thursday, March 27 2014 Mar 27, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

HOUSTON - A state judge has ordered the Texas prison agency to disclose to attorneys for two inmates its supplier of a new batch of execution drugs.

The ruling Thursday in Austin comes one day after attorneys for two death row inmates filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice seeking the information. It was not immediately clear if the agency would comply or appeal the ruling.

The prison agency lost its previous supplier last year after the compound pharmacy's name was made public and it received threats. Prison officials contend the identity of the new drug source should be withheld to protect the new supplier.

The lawsuit against the state agency contends the prisoners cannot evaluate the risk that could result in them being subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
73°
69°
Sun
T-Storms
76°
67°
Mon
Partly Cloudy
87°
64°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
82°
58°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
81°
58°