The Canadian Press

2015-10-06 | Death Row Canadian

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There's been a major victory for a Canadian fighting the death penalty in Montana. A judge has rejected a request from the state to change its execution protocol to allow it to use pentobarbital as the ultra-fast-acting barbituate required. The judge says he doesn't believe the drug is fast acting, and the state has to go to the legislature to get a new law passed. Attorney Ron Waterman of the American Civil Liberties Association says that could be difficult. (Smith has been on death row in Montana since 1983 for the murder of two young men after he was bingeing on drugs and alcohol.)

Date: 2015-10-06
Placeline: HELENA, Montana.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

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