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Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:36:14 GMT2017-04-21T22:36:14Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' push to put eight men to death in less than two weeks has so far resulted in just one lethal injection, and legal experts say that shows the risks of pursuing the nation's most ambitious execution schedule since the death penalty was restored in 1976....

Prosecutors, judges back controversial prosecutor in filing

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:25:32 GMT2017-04-21T19:25:32Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Dozens of prosecutors and judges from across the nation have filed a legal brief in support of a Florida prosecutor who refuses to seek the death penalty....

Drugmaker asked Arkansas not to use drug in executions

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:09:34 GMT2017-04-21T19:09:34Z

A drugmaker asked Arkansas officials not to purchase its products for executions months before the state accepted a third-party "donation" of potassium chloride as one of three drugs to use in lethal injections, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press....

Indiana lawmakers seek to buy new lethal injection drugs

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:47:15 GMT2017-04-21T17:47:15Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana lawmakers slipped a provision into the state's proposed budget that authorizes the state to purchase new lethal injection drugs while preserving the anonymity of the supplier....

The Latest: Inmates say health issues may affect executions

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:58:41 GMT2017-04-21T16:58:41Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local):...