Most Active Stories
- Battle of the Bands Finals @ MAC March 26 - Be in the LIVE Audience!
- Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake
- School Districts Revise Calendars to Account for Snow Days
- Murray State Equine Science Professor Pairs Student Interests with Real-World Research
- Identifying the Warning Signs of Autism in Young Children
Fri December 6, 2013
KY Judge Declines To Lift Death Penalty Injunction
A circuit court judge who halted lethal injections in 2010 has declined to lift that injunction, ruling yesterday that a lawsuit brought by death row inmates over Kentucky's execution procedures has some unresolved issues.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied a motion by state corrections officials to lift the injunction that halted executions.
Shepherd ruled the inmates could amend their original 2006 legal action to challenge state regulations relating to an inmate's access to an attorney, public viewing of executions and execution of the mentally ill.
Shepherd halted executions in 2010 as the state prepared to lethally inject Gregory Wilson for a 1987 murder in Kenton County.
Earlier this year, Kentucky revised its regulations to allow for the use of one- and two-drug cocktails during executions, depending on the availability of the drugs.