Federal judge's ruling opens door to renewal of executions in Missouri
by The Associated Press
By Gene Hartley
Last July, a group of condemned prisoners in Missouri challenged the state's lethal injection process. They argued the state has a history of using unfit and untrained personnel on its execution team.
Gaitan, who two years ago issued a moratorium on executions in Missouri, says the state's revised procedures are constitutional.
On Friday, the Missouri Supreme Court postponed an execution scheduled for July 30, allowing the federal judge to sort things out.