Fla., Ga., Mo. Push Ahead on Executions

With Florida holding the nation’s third execution in less than 24 hours on Wednesday, some death penalty states – particularly in the South – appear unfazed by the recent furor over how lethal injections are carried out.

A botched execution seven weeks ago in Oklahoma amplified a national debate about the secretive ways many states obtain lethal injection drugs from loosely regulated compounding pharmacies. Before Tuesday, nine executions were stayed or delayed – albeit some for reasons not related to the drug question.

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