Arkansas department of correction execution drugs – CWEB.com

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Arkansas department of correction execution drugs – CWEB.com

Today Arkansas death row inmates scheduled to die by lethal injection this month in Arkansas have and they are asking the Supreme Court to reverse a federal appeals court order to stop the executions.

Arkansas Supreme Court ruling blocks inmate’s execution

Earlier on Wednesday, the Arkansas Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for death row inmate Stacey Johnson, a day before he was scheduled to die.

Johnson’s lawyers argued that new DNA evidence would exonerate him, and if the execution wasn’t stopped the state would put an innocent man to death.

“It’s just common sense that before the government sends a man to his death, we should use the best scientific methods to make sure we have convicted the right person,” said Innocence Project attorney Karen Thompson, who is working with Little Rock attorney Jeff Rosenzweig on Johnson’s case.

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