The Canadian Press

2015-10-06 | Death Row Canadian

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A US judge has rejected a request from the state of Montana to change its execution protocol for prisoners on death row. Lawyers for two condemned inmates, including Ronald Smith of Red Deer, Alberta, had argued that a sedative called for under Montana's lethal injection protocols was an "ultra-fast-acting" barbiturate. Judge Jeffrey Sherlock has ruled that it is not. Lawyer Ron Waterman from the American Civil Liberties Union says that's good news. (Sherlock says the state can either try to find another drug that would qualify or ask the state legislature to pass a new law.)

Date: 2015-10-06
Placeline: HELENA, Montana.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

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