Execution of Woman in Georgia State Postponed After Problem With Drug

March 3, 2015 5:47 AM

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Execution of Woman in Georgia State Postponed After Problem With Drug

JACKSON, Georgia—The U.S. state of Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday, as officials cited problems with the lone drug that would have been used for the lethal injection.

The drug, pentobarbital, had a cloudy appearance, prompting officials to call a pharmacist. Then, out of an “abundance of caution” officials postponed the execution, according to Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan.

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