Oklahoma Postpones Two Executions Over Drug Shortage
Credit: Ca. Department of Corrections/AFP/File
March 18, 2014

Via AFP:

Two upcoming executions in the southwestern US state of Oklahoma were postponed by courts on Tuesday because of a shortage of lethal injection drugs.

Prison authorities, at the center of a controversy over the deadly drug supplies, have also said they hope to change the execution method.

An appeals court in Oklahoma ordered that the executions, scheduled for March 20 and 27, be pushed back to April 22 and 29, respectively.

Oklahoma allows execution by electric chair, if the inmate chooses it or if lethal injection is found to be unconstitutional. Authorities could also try to obtain ...

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