Lawyers Claim Texas Is Improperly Buying Lethal Injection Drugs

HOUSTON (AP) – Attorneys for two Texas death row inmates say state officials have been buying lethal-injection drugs using a long-closed prison hospital’s federal registration number.

The lawyers represent inmates Cleve Foster and Humberto Leal. Foster is set to die next week and Leal in July.

In letters sent Wednesday to the U.S. attorney general and Texas public safety director, attorneys Maurie Levin and Sandra Babcock allege the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has violated federal law for more than 25 years.

They’ve asked for an investigation into whether a federal Drug Enforcement Agency number for the Huntsville Unit Hospital has been used to acquire drugs for executions. They say the hospital closed in 1983.

Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says agency officials are confident they have not violated the law.

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  1. Robbie Pooleedwards says:

    And do you really think we care ? I am sure what ever crimes these individuals commited were …. ready for this…. illegal too. Seems like Justice served to me. Maybe the firing squad would be better, can legally buy bullets at Academy. Just shoot them.

  2. billy says:

    Yes buy the bullets for the gun….but save even “MO” MONEY….and beat ’em to death with the gun…… and save the bullets for something more useful….

  3. Tracy Baker says:

    So I guess we should let them go free?!

  4. grady says:

    Rope is cheaper than bullets. One day a year, Cowboys Stadium, Clear out death row, Charge admission, Pay Per View, ALL proceeds go to victims famillies.
    DONE DEAL!

  5. billy says:

    YES, COWBOYS STADIUM…… BUT DO YOU THINK.. THE MEXICANS .. THAT BUY THE TICKETS THERE…WILL BUY TICKETS TO SEE ANOTHER MEXICAN DIE AT THE END OF A ROPE….OTHERWISE…SOMEBODY IS GONNA LOSE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  6. RussP says:

    It’s technicalities like this that can get the dirt bags off of death row, possibly even set free if life in prison is deemed “cruel”. In our current legal system it’s too often technicalities that decide guilt or innocence, not what the person actually did.

  7. darrell says:

    these inmates should have thought about the legality of things before they commited the crimes that got them on death row. sorry chumps, night night!

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