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Judge Orders Trial on State Execution Protocol

Judge Phillip Shepherd has decided to have a trial regarding the remain concerns he has about the state’s execution process. The Associated Press writes that

In December, Shepherd raised concerns about how the state would determine if an inmate is mentally disabled, if the public and defense attorneys see enough of the execution preparation before the lethal injection begins and if the inmate has access to counsel in the hours leading up to an execution.

All executions are on hold in Kentucky pending the results of this trial. To read more click here. (This link no longer points to the original news article in the Lexington Herald-Leader.)

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