The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A state prosecutor and defense attorneys for a murderer scheduled for execution next week will argue before the Arizona Supreme Court Wed as to whether the state has to reveal its source of the drugs needed for execution.
The Arizona Republic has learned that one or more of the drugs may have been imported, raising questions as to their legality under federal drug laws.
One of them, sodium thiopental, a barbiturate used mostly as an anesthetic, is in short supply nationwide.