TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 2, 2015

A Virginia inmate was executed yesterday after a judge rejected his claims about the efficacy of one of his execution drugs, the ABA Journal reports. Alfredo Prieto, who was convicted of three murders and linked to six others, had raised questions about the use of pentobarbital, which was provided by Texas officials after Virginia’s supply of midazolam expired. Lawyers had also argued that he should not be executed because he was intellectually disabled.