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Kentucky revises execution protocol

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has revised its proposed lethal
injection protocol.
The revisions released Tuesday include removing the possibility
that a condemned inmate will have deadly chemicals injected into
his neck if attempts to find other veins fail.
The changes come less than a month after the first public
hearing on the state's execution protocol. Other changes include
the state agreeing to include details about the handling of the
chemicals used and procedures for stopping the execution of an
inmate who volunteers, but changes his mind once the process
starts.
The Kentucky Supreme Court in November halted executions until
the state readopted its protocol.
Gov. Steve Beshear has the final say on whether to put the new
regulations in place and conduct executions again.

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