October 11, 2013
This April 12, 2005 file photo shows the death chamber at the Missouri Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo.
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New legislation could give the Missouri Department of Corrections the authority to choose any method it deemed appropriate to carry out executions — not just administration of lethal gas or chemicals.
Cites propofol concerns
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first U.S. execution to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union to limit the drug’s export if it were used for that purpose.
An Illinois drug manufacturer is asking the Missouri Department of Corrections and Gov. Jay Nixon to return vials of propofol purchased through an “unauthorized distributor.”
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