Legal challenges of new drug for executions in Ohio are likely

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | AP
Published: 10/02/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s imminent announcement of a new lethal injection drug is likely to be followed by legal challenges, if past experience in the state and across the country is any judge.

That same experience also suggests Ohio would likely prevail over the long term, but not before executions might be put on hold for a while.

The state is switching drugs because its supply of the drug used most recently in Ohio, the sedative pentobarbital, expired Monday.

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