As usual, Texas is in the spotlight regarding capital punishment, as a big victory was had at the United States Supreme Court this week in stopping the execution of Cleve Foster, who was scheduled to make history as the first person to die in Texas under their new lethal injection cocktail. Texas would be substituting pentobarbital for sodium thiopental in its three drug cocktail in Foster’s execution, since Texas has also apparently lost its drug supplier.
Yesterday, with only around eight hours to go before the execution itself, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of execution for Cleve Foster.
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