From today’s Louisville Courier-Journal “Kentucky Supreme Court upholds temporary execution ban“:
A ban on executions in Kentucky may stay in place while a judge decides if the state’s lethal injection protocol is adequate, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The court, by a 5-2 vote, left in place a lower court’s order temporarily barring executions while condemned inmate Gregory L. Wilson, 54, and other death row inmates challenge the state’s execution protocol.
The decision means that Kentucky won’t be able to carry out an execution, despite having recently purchased enough of a key drug to carry out three lethal injections
Wilson was found guilty of Deborah Pooley’s kidnapping, rape and murder and sentenced to death on Oct. 31, 1988.