Attorney General gets more dose of lethal injection drug
|Updated: 7/11/2012 4:16 pm
||Published: 7/11/2012 12:24 pm
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state has secured 20 new doses of the drug used to carry out the death penalty.
This comes after a year-long effort to locate more doses of pentobarbital. There was a shortage of the drug that affected the state's ability to carry out capital punishment sentences by lethal injection.
"It is essential the state be able to provide justice for victims' families and fulfill our constitutional duty to carry out sentences recommended by juror," Pruitt said.
Under state law, the provider of the drug is confidential.
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