Inmate Sues, Fearing Botched Execution

    *** FILE *** The Texas death chamber is shown May 19, 2000, in Huntsville, Texas. Michael Rodriguez, one of the notorious Texas Seven, a group of inmates who escaped from state prison in 2000 and killed a police officer while on the lam, has dropped his appeals and wants to die. A federal judge signed off on Rodriguez's request on Sept. 27, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review the constitutionality of lethal injection in a Kentucky case. But now a state judge won't set an execution date for Rodriguez until after the high court rules on the Kentucky case. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)


    A death row inmate in Texas is seeking to have his punishment delayed after an execution was botched in Oklahoma last week. The lawyer for Robert Campbell filed a civil rights lawsuit arguing that without knowing the source of Texas's lethal injection drugs, Campbell's death, currently scheduled for May 13, might be "as horrific as" the execution of Clayton Lockett last week that ended with him dying of a heart attack.

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