Here & Now
2:24 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Oklahoma Pharmacy Says No To Providing Execution Drug

Missouri must now come up with an alternative means of executing a death row inmate next week after an Oklahoma pharmacy says it will not provide the state with the drug to be used as the lethal injection.

Credit T Woodard / Flickr Creative Commons

Monday night, the Apothecary Shoppe — a compounding pharmacy in Tulsa — and lawyers for inmate Michael Taylor reached an agreement after Taylor filed a federal suit against the pharmacy claiming its drug would cause “inhumane pain” during his execution.

Taylor was convicted in the abduction, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in 1989. Chris McDaniel of Here & Now contributor St. Louis Public Radio joins Robin Young with details.

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