LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's new method for executing
prisoners by lethal injection is set to take effect, but three
condemned inmates have asked a judge to stop the state from using
Death row inmates Ralph Stevens Baze, Thomas Clyde Bowling and
Brian Keith Moore filed a motion Friday in Franklin Circuit Court
through public defender David Barron. The motion asks a judge to
declare the state violated a Kentucky Supreme Court order in the
way it adopted the new method.
A hearing is set for May 19.
The challenge says the state fails to spell out how the
chemicals would be injected, authorizes unqualified people to
insert intravenous lines and doesn't allow death row inmates to
address a public hearing about the protocol.
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