Missouri gov. halts 1st US execution by

Missouri gov. halts 1st US execution by propofol
Associated Press

File - In this April 12, 2005 file photo is the death chamber at the Missouri Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is halting the execution of convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, citing concerns about the use of propofol as an execution drug. The decision was announced Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Nixon also ordered the Missouri Department of Corrections to come up with a different way to perform lethal injection that does not include propofol. Nicklasson's execution on Oct. 23 was scheduled to be the first-ever using propofol, the leading anesthetic used in America's hospitals in clinics. (AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)

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