Multiple Arkansas executions blocked by judge

PUBLISHED ON THU, APR 20, 2017 9:16 AM

Multiple Arkansas executions blocked by judge

 

Two court rulings dealt a blow to the US state of Arkansas in its attempt to put to death seven inmates within days.

 

The first, on Wednesday evening, halted the execution due the following day of Stacey Johnson so he could make fresh DNA claims to prove his innocence.

 

Moments later, a district judge blocked the use of one of the lethal injection drugs, halting all seven executions.

 

Full story: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39648672

 
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