An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.  - Gandhi

Death by Lethal Injection Faces New Hurdle

by Tracy Connor for NBC News
An Oklahoma pharmacy’s agreement not to provide drugs for an execution in Missouri represents a new roadblock to lethal injections — one that has some death penalty advocates saying states must come up with another method a squeamish public can stomach.

Missouri insists it will still be able to impose the ultimate punishment on child-killer Michael Taylor next week, but the latest litigation underscores the growing difficulty states face in obtaining chemicals to use on death-row inmates.

Prisons have turned to compounding pharmacies for the lethal solutions because anti-death-penalty manufacturers — many based in Europe — have stopped  selling to them.

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