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Mon March 11, 2013
Arkansas AG Wants Stays Lifted For 6 Inmates
The Arkansas attorney general's office has filed a motion to lift stays of execution in place for six death-row inmates who have challenged the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection law.
The motion, filed last week in the Arkansas Supreme Court, wants stays lifted for Jack Jones, Marcel Williams, Jason McGhee, Don Davis, Bruce Ward and Stacey Johnson.
The inmates have all exhausted their appeals.
Last year, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state's execution law. The Legislature enacted a new death penalty law last month.
The new law spells out in greater detail the procedures the state must follow in carrying out executions.
It says the state must use a lethal dose of a barbiturate, but leaves it up to Department of Correction to determine which one.