Oklahoma Pharmacy Will No Longer Provide Lethal Drug for Missouri Execution

By Gretchen Bolander

Published 02/18 2014 04:40PM

Updated 02/18 2014 06:39PM

OKLAHOMA--- An Oklahoma pharmacy is backing out of a deal with the State of Missouri to provide a drug used in state executions. Death Row Convict Michael Taylor sued The Apothecary Shoppe of Tulsa, claiming the drug it was providing would cause quote "inhumane pain." In response, the pharmacy agreed not to sell pentobarbital to the state of Missouri. Taylor is scheduled to be put to death next week for the rape and murder of a 15 year old girl.  State officials have said the execution will still go forward as planned.

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