Texas to execute third prisoner this year amid reports of botched killings

Texas to execute third prisoner this year amid reports of botched killingsA gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas’s condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. Texas prepared on Thursday afternoon to put to death its third prisoner this year, using a batch of old and poorly regulated sedatives, which eyewitnesses have suggested may have led to the botched executions of two other inmates in the past two weeks. John Battaglia, 62, is set to die after 6pm local time on Thursday, using a lethal dose of the barbiturate pentobarbital.



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