Ohio is dropping its controversial two-drug combination administered last January to an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted during a troubling 26-minute execution.
The state prisons agency said it will again allow the use of an anesthetic that it used from 1999 through 2011, reported Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The announcement that it's adding thiopental sodium back to the execution policy immediately raised questions of where the state would obtain such a drug.
In 2011, the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction switched to pentobarbital when the manufacturer restricted thiopental sodium's distribution, making it impossible to obtain for executions.
As part of the announcement, the state said the Feb. 11 execution of a condemned child killer is being delayed as the agency secures supplies of the new drug.
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