A capital punishment appeal in Ohio could have implications for Georgia.
A Federal court in Ohio held a hearing on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. At issue: a challenge to a move by Ohio state officials to use a new lethal injection drug–one that has never been used before in executions.
They want to make the change because Ohio has run out of pentobarbital, and the manufacturer will not supply any more for executions.
Georgia also uses pentobarbital in its lethal injection formula, and like Ohio, Georgia has also exhausted its supply.
For a look at how the Ohio challenge might affect Georgia executions, WABE’s Denis O’Hayer spoke with criminal defense attorney Page Pate, who is WABE’s legal analyst.Denis O'Hayer's interview with WABE legal analyst Page Pate