Tulsa Pharmacy Says It Won’t Provide Drug for Execution

Posted on: 5:31 am, February 18, 2014, by

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A Tulsa pharmacy has agreed not to give authorities in Missouri a specific drug for an inmate’s execution, according to court documents filed Monday (Feb. 17).

This, after a federal judge out of Oklahoma City barred the state of Missouri from importing the drug used for lethal injections last Wednesday (Feb. 12).

According to court documents, The Apothecary Shoppe in Tulsa said Monday that it will not provide pentobarbital or any other drug for use in Michael Taylor’s lethal injection. The pharmacy also said that they have not already handed the drug over, according to court documents.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 18).

Taylor, 46, is set to be executed on Wednesday, Feb. 26, after pleading guilty to abducting, raping and stabbing to death a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989.

Taylor’s attorneys argued that the drug could cause Taylor ‘inhumane pain’ during his lethal injection.

His attorneys questioned whether The Apothecary Shoppe can legally produce and deliver the execution drug.

The lawsuit also alleges that The Apothecary Shoppe is breaking federal law each time it sells the drug out of state because it’s not overseen by the Food & Drug Administration.

In addition, Taylor’s attorneys have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case against Missouri’s lethal injection protocol.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon indicated last week that the state has drugs to carry out Taylor’s execution, saying that The Department of Corrections is prepared to carry out Taylor’s lethal injection as planned.

 

7 comments

  • Joan says:

    Wonder how much he cared about “inhumane pain” while committing this crime?

  • Jake says:

    I guess raping and stabbing a person is NOT inhumane.

  • Ok, ok don’t give Missouri the drug. Now, Missouri, please take this piece of ka-ka out behind the prison and put a bullet in his head. It’s quick, easy and inexpensive. Just before you shoot him remind him that he is getting it a lot easier than the poor girl he killed. I hate lawyers.

  • bob566 says:

    Mo should just get it from some other state. Or make a suicide mix of drugs and cleaning agents and mix it all together and give to him see how long and painfully that would be.

    All the niĝĝer is doing is delaing his death put him in a cell and let him get așș raped then give one of the cellees a knive and let them stab him to death! That sounds like the most fair punishment for the crime! Let him die in the same manor as the one he killed.

  • Sarah 1 says:

    Horrid comment bob566. I can’t believe Channel 5 allowed such words.

    Personally I am against the death penalty. The USA is a civilized country after all.

    • bob566 says:

      Nah I bet you be all for the death penalty if your 15yo girls was raped and murder by such a guy as this. If not then u would be a fool. It should be eye for an eye

  • Interesting article.

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