New drug allows state to continue death penalty - WDRB 41 Louisville News

New drug allows state to continue death penalty

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Attorney General's Office says the state can resume executions.

A judge stopped all executions in 2010 because of legal challenges brought up from inmates. The inmates wanted the execution method to use one or two drugs, rather than three.

Now a brand drug concoction follows the request.

But defense attorneys say the new rules only ended the argument about the old lethal injection drug, not about resuming the death penalty.

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