August 1, 2014 7:16 PM

Scrutiny flares as next Missouri execution looms

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday voted 7-3 to deny the stay of execution for convicted Missouri inmate Michael Worthington, who is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday. The decision comes as Worthington and 14 other Missouri prisoners are pursuing federal litigation over the secrecy surrounding the state’s lethal injection drug.

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