Lethal Injection

Judge to Hear Arguments Over Execution Method

Mar 18, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Attorneys for Kentucky are set to argue why lethal injections should be allowed to go forward for the first time in more than four years.
 
Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd will hear arguments at 2 p.m. Monday in Frankfort. The state earlier this year switched from using three drugs to carry out a lethal injection to a method that uses 3 grams of sodium thiopental or 5 grams of pentobarbital _ similar to the method used by Ohio.