May 29, 2014 7:23 PM

Attorney general proposes that Missouri make its own lethal injection chemicals

Missouri’s struggles to obtain drugs to carry out executions have been plagued by controversy and legal challenges. Attorney General Chris Koster said in a speech that lawmakers should provide funds for a state-operated laboratory to produce the chemicals to execute criminals. No state has such a laboratory, said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C.

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