The Supreme Court blocked the execution of a convicted Missouri murderer Wednesday evening rather than risk another in what has become a series of botched lethal injections. The ruling marks a stark ... more 
The Supreme Court blocked the execution of a convicted Missouri murderer Wednesday evening rather than risk another in what has become a series of botched lethal injections. The ruling marks a stark reversal from the court's practice of denying last-minute appeals by death-row inmates. That may indicate that a majority of justices are concerned about a shortage of drugs that has forced states to rely on unregulated compounding pharmacies. Some states have refused to say where they get their drugs or specify which drugs are used. less 
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Wed, May 21, 2014 9:01 PM EDT