Drug review: U.S. Supreme Court postpones three executions
January 29 , 2015
The Supreme Court in the U.S. has delayed the execution of three inmates on death row after the convicts said the use of midazolam, a sedative, in the procedure was cruel, according to media reports.
John Grant, Richard Glossip, and Benjamin Cole cannot be executed by lethal injection in Oklahoma until the case is pending, the court ruled.
According to the convicts’ lawyers, there was a risk of suffering and pain associated with midazolam.
The drug has been used in three executions last year that may have been botched up.