New shipment of legal drugs allows state to continue executions

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Three prisoners are scheduled to be executed in April

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 8:53am

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas Department of Criminal Justice has received a new shipment of the lethal drug used in executions, allowing it to continue putting convicted killers to death through mid-May.

Prisons spokesman Jason Clark on Wednesday said the agency would have run out of pentobarbital, commonly used to euthanize pets, after two executions scheduled this month.

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