Despite serious questions about the compounded drugs obtained by Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop tonight’s scheduled execution of Michael Yowell. The State of Texas proceeded with the execution, and Yowell was pronounced dead at 7:11 PM.
Last month, officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) announced that although their current supply of pentobarbital had expired, they had no plans to change the lethal injection protocol. At the time, officials did not disclose the source of the drugs they now are using in executions in Texas. It now has come […]