Judge Sides with Mo. on Death Penalty Drugs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ A federal judge has rejected a
challenge by Missouri prison inmates to the state’s execution
procedure.
The inmates’ lawsuit argued that Missouri does not get valid
medical prescriptions for the drugs used to put prisoners to death.
The lawsuit cited the state’s use of non-medical personnel to
administer the chemicals intravenously.
In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey said
the inmates’ lawsuit failed to show actual harm to anyone.
Missouri’s execution process has been the subject of legal
wrangling for several years.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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  1. j.cruel says:

    So does that mean if I’m caught with a controlled substance without a prescription MO can’t bring charges against me unless there is proof that I harmed someone? I’m guessing “no”.

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