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Execution Delayed Amid Drug Question

The Florida Supreme Court has delayed an execution amid questions over the drug the state is now using in lethal injections, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Florida began using midazolam hydrochloride when the state Department of Corrections used up its supply of pentobarbital, and is the only state to use the new drug. The court’s ruling has delayed the scheduled execution of Thomas Knight; he’s been on death row since 1975.

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