Arkansas judge blocks use of execution drug after suit hearing

Conflicting testimony given about how state got muscle relaxant from company

Posted: April 20, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray is shown in this file photo.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray is shown in this file photo.

For the second time in a week, Arkansas has been blocked from using one of its execution drugs until questions about how it obtained a supply of muscle relaxant can be resolved at a trial still to be scheduled.



Arkansas Correction Department Director Wendy Kelley is shown in this photo.

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