Inmate Is First Executed in Texas With Single Drug

State changes lethal injection formula used since 1982

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 19, 2012 2:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – America's most prolific death penalty state has executed its first inmate using one drug instead of three. Yokamon Hearn, 33, was killed with a single dose of pentobarbital, which had been part of a three-drug mixture used for executions before shortages of the other...   Read full story »


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