28 Oklahoma death row inmates could be executed over next two years after judge’s ruling

A federal judge on Monday rejected a legal challenge to Oklahoma’s execution protocol, ruling it does not violate a constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

The decision clears the way for the state to carry out as many as 28 executions by legal injection over the next two years.

Up first could be convicted murderer Richard Glossip, despite his innocence claim that continues to find support.

Inmates specifically complained that the sedative midazolam — the first drug in the three-drug process — doesn’t work. They contended they will feel extreme pain as the second and third drugs take effect.

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