February 12, 2014 9:08 PM

Judge temporarily bars Oklahoma pharmacy from providing execution drug to Missouri

The judge’s ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by attorneys for Michael Taylor, who is scheduled to be executed for raping and murdering Ann Harrison, 15. According to the suit, the Missouri Department of Corrections contracted with The Apothecary Shoppe of Tulsa to provide pentobarbital for Taylor’s execution. Pentobarbital is more commonly used to euthanize pets. A hearing on the order is scheduled for Tuesday.

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