SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Indiana is standing by its decision to use a powerful anesthetic that a drugmaker says was not intended for lethal injections as it looks to execute its first inmate since 2009.
The state plans to use Brevital as part of its three-drug lethal injection combination because of a shortage of sodium thiopental. The move is Indiana's first change in execution protocol since it abandoned use of the electric chair in 1995.
An Oklahoma inmate won a temporary stay of execution in 2010 by arguing Brevital was experimental and might lead to a "torturous" death. He was later executed with a different drug.
Indiana's move comes amid increased scrutiny of lethal injection drugs after changes elsewhere ended with condemned men in Ohio and Oklahoma writhing and taking unusually long to die.
Just in time for your Saturday evening plans, the rain is moving out!
Photos from Step Out - Walk to Stop Diabetes Saturday morning.
People may be fed up with all of the Carmel roundabout construction going on, but apparently those circular intersections are paying off as…
Instead of playing in the highly-anticipated football game at Lucas Oil Stadium, Kokomo High School canceled their game to help…
When to expect severe weather in your area.