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Missouri keeps lethal injection supplier secret

Missouri's top corrections official defended the state's current execution procedures while telling lawmakers Monday the state could not carry out lethal injections if the name of the company that provides the execution drug wasn't kept secret.

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Va. lawyers: Executions are illegal practice of medicine

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia executioners who inject condemned inmates with lethal doses of drugs are illegally practicing medicine, pharmacy and anesthesiology without licenses, two Alexandria lawyers claim in a complaint filed Tuesday. Attorneys Meghan Shapiro and Christopher Leibig asked the ...

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Delaware killer asks judge not to delay execution

WILMINGTON, Del. — The attorney for a Delaware death row inmate facing execution this week asked a federal judge on Monday to reject an attempt by the convicted killer’s estranged sister to stop the execution. Shannon Johnson has waived his ...

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Anti-death penalty advocate Prejean to visit General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS — Sister Helen Prejean, an advocate for ending capital punishment, wants Maryland lawmakers to consider outlawing the death penalty. Prejean, who wrote the book “Dead Man Walking: An Eye Witness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States” ...

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