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Execution Method Changing In Kentucky

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Updated: 5/31/2012 6:19 pm
Kentucky will change the way it executes prisoners, after a judge ordered it to rethink the current injection process that involves three drugs.

The move could open the door to a switch to a single-drug execution.

The Kentucky Justice Cabinet filed notice Thursday in Franklin Circuit Court that it would propose new regulations by July 24. The single-page motion does not say what changes will be made.

Justice Cabinet spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin declined to comment.

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd in April gave Kentucky 90 days to make changes or face a trial to defend the three-drug method. Shepherd ruled that if Kentucky moves to a one-drug execution, any cruel and unusual punishment arguments raised by death row inmates in a lawsuit would be moot.
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