Inmate Executed After Court Declines Drug Challenge

Updated April 3, 2014, 6:57 p.m.: 

Tommy Lynn Sells was executed Thursday night, the Associated Press reported, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up his case challenging the state's denial of information about the drugs to be used in his execution. 

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A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday blocked two Texas executions, deciding that the state prison system’s refusal to disclose detailed information about drugs that will be used to kill them violates the inmates' constitutional rights.

U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore issued a preliminary injunction that effectively blocked the ...

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