Oklahoma Plans to Execute Convict Using Veterinary Drug

Lawyers for a death row inmate in Oklahoma are protesting a state plan to kill their client using a drug typically used to put down animals amid a nationwide shortage of the anesthetic regularly used in executions. Oklahoma is considering the use of pentobarbital, a drug used to euthanize animals, in the upcoming execution of John David Duty, a convicted murderer scheduled to be executed on Dec. 12. Across the country, states that implement the death penalty by lethal injection are scrambling...Full Story
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