Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 4:51 pm
An Oklahoma compounding pharmacy has supplied Missouri with the drug it's used three times to execute inmates, despite the fact that the pharmacy isn't licensed here.
Now the Apothecary Shoppe is attempting to become licensed in Missouri.
A Missouri House panel has canceled a scheduled hearing about the state's controversial execution procedures.
Committee Chairman Jay Barnes says he called off Tuesday's hearing after learning that Department of Corrections Director George Lombardi was not going to attend it.
Barnes says he didn't want a one-sided hearing and hopes to reschedule at a later date.
It wasn't immediately clear why Lombardi wasn't going to be there.
Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 3:36 pm
Lawyers representing death row inmates have filed a complaint with the Missouri Board of Pharmacy, citing St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon’s investigation from earlier this week.
The Missouri Quilt Guild and the Missouri Department of Corrections joined forces for the second year of the “Fill Your Stockings” Restorative Justice program.