Death Row Dilemma

By KFOR

Published 03/20 2014 11:57AM

Updated 03/20 2014 12:11PM

(KFOR) A new article raises ethical concerns about Oklahoma's search for execution drugs, as well as the state's law that conceals the source and reliability of the drugs - pentobarbital and vecuronium bromide.

The Colorado Independent claims state officials once bought 20 rounds of pentobarbital for $40,000, with a check from a petty cash account that shields the identity of the seller.

The investigation claims in response to a Texas request on how to deal with the drugs' scarcity, an Assistant Attorney General e-mailed a colleague saying "Oklahoma might cooperate in exchange for much sought-after 50-yard-line tickets to the red river rivalry" (OU-Texas football game).

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