State moves forward with reinstating lethal injections - WDRB 41 Louisville News

State moves forward with reinstating lethal injections

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky is closer to once again executing inmates. The state is moving toward a new lethal injection method.

It would use one or two drugs (depending on availability) instead of the previous mixture that consisted of three drugs.

The change was set to take effect on Feb. 1.

A spokeswoman for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says until an injunction suspending all executions is lifted, the governor can't move on carrying out a death sentence.

Before setting execution dates, the state must go back before a judge to have the injunction lifted.

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