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February 10, 2014 4:29 PM

Missouri corrections chief defends secrecy surrounding execution drug

George Lombardi, director of the Missouri Department of Corrections, testified Monday to a state House committee that revealing the source of the state’s execution drugs would effectively halt the carrying out of the death penalty in Missouri. Lawyers for death-row inmates say the secrecy prevents their clients from getting information that would be critical in appealing their sentences.

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