Death Penalty

Surpeme Court OKs Ariz. Execution Despite Use of Mystery Drug

Lethal injections still look sanitary so governments prefer them despite the trouble acquiring a supply


The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.

Joseph Wood's execution is scheduled for 23 July.

He argued the state's refusal to name the drugs' maker violated his rights. On Saturday an appeals court agreed, halting the execution.