Louisiana Postpones Execution to Clear New Drug Protocol - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 4, 2014

Louisiana is postponing an execution originally planned for Wednesday for a man convicted of murdering his 6-year-old stepson two decades ago. The state corrections department said Monday that it agreed to a 90-day delay after abruptly changing its lethal injection method plans last week. Like other death penalty states, Louisiana has had trouble purchasing the drugs historically used for lethal injections. Last week, the state announced it was switching to a two-drug combination used recently in Ohio. A federal judge will weigh the constitutionality of the new execution protocol at a hearing on April 7. KSLA News 12 Shreveport has the AP story on the issue.