Several States File Lawsuit Against Execution Drug Maker

Cameron Fairchild
August 07, 2018 - 12:48 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Attorneys General from Texas, and 14 other states, are jumping into a Nevada death penalty battle.

Drug maker Alvogen claims Nevada improperly obtained its sedative midazolam, one part of a mixture used in lethal injection executions. A second drug maker has joined the case.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and the other attorneys general, claim the drug makers are just trying to wage a guerrilla war against the death penalty.

The 15 states filed briefs with the Nevada Supreme Court, which is trying to quickly review the matter so a convicted killer's twice-postponed execution can be rescheduled for November.