The scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his parents will proceed as planned Wednesday night, Texas authorities tell FoxNews.com, despite a growing controversy over the drug being used to carry out the punishment.
Last week, state prison officials refused a request from the compounding pharmacy that created and sold Texas the pentobarbital -- a single-dose drug used in executions -- to return the drug.
Jasper Lovoi, owner of The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy, claims Texas authorities put him “in the middle of a firestorm” of protesters, hate calls and press requests after letting it leak that he sold eight 2.5-gram doses of pentobarbital to the state for upcoming executions.
Lovoi says he had been promised anonymity by the state.
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