‘Inhumane Pain’ lawsuit with Tulsa pharmacy could put killer’s execution on hold

Posted on: 5:29 pm, February 18, 2014, by and

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TULSA, Okla. – An execution in Missouri is in jeopardy after a Tulsa pharmacy refused to provide the necessary lethal injection drug.

Michael Taylor, a convicted killer, is scheduled to die on Feb. 26.

However, his attorneys have sued ‘The Apothecary Shoppe,’ a compounding pharmacy here in Oklahoma, alleging their drug causes “inhumane pain.”

As part of a settlement with Taylor’s attorneys, the pharmacy has agreed not to provide the drug.

The agreement put not just Taylor’s, but other future executions in Missouri in limbo.

The state isn’t confirming or denying that it gets the drug from that Tulsa pharmacy.

Missouri’s governor says the state could proceed with the execution, even after a judge temporarily barred the pharmacy from providing the drug.