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U.S. Justice Department asked to investigate how Kentucky acquired its execution drug

U.S. Department of JusticeFrom WHAS11’s “Ky. lawyer asks feds to probe execution drug“:

An attorney for a Kentucky death row inmate has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate how the state got its supply of a key execution drug and whether contacts with a pharmaceutical company in India were handled properly.

The request from public defender David Barron comes about a month after a Georgia death row inmate’s attorney asked for a similar investigation. Justice Department officials didn’t immediately return telephone calls Tuesday, but previously the agency has said they were reviewing the request.

Photo: Courtesy U.S. Department of Justice

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