Arkansas Kills Fourth Prisoner In A Week

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Arkansas executed its fourth prisoner in a week late Thursday, putting an end to a frenzied schedule caused by the imminent expiration of state reserves of sedatives for lethal injection.

Kenneth Williams, 38, was originally sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 1998 college cheerleader. She later escaped from jail and killed a man.

he is the last of the eight inmates the state planned to execute by lethal injection within 11 days during this month of April.

This schedule was due to the fact that the reserve of sedatives used in Arkansas’s lethal injection expires at the end of the month. The state faces a shortage of drugs for lethal injection in its struggle with suppliers who do not want their products to be used in executions.

Of the scheduled executions, the courts postponed four of them for various reasons.

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Jasmine Petters

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Jasmine hails from the city of Nizams, Hyderabad, and is currently pursuing her M.D. from there only. She is an internet wizard and has keen passion in All Things tech. She is a regular Comment contributor for The Daily Telescope and writes a Web column, in which she covers war, sports, and everything in between.
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