Nebraska lacks drug for lethal injections, has no way to carry out executions

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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:12 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

LINCOLN — Nebraska prison officials have not replaced a lethal injection drug that expired late last year, meaning the state currently has no way to carry out an execution.

A prison spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that the state has yet to obtain a new supply of sodium thiopental, one of three drugs needed for lethal injection in Nebraska.

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