District Court Enters 90-day Restraining Order- Stays Execution

On February 4, 2014, the District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana entered a 90-day temporary restraining order, thereby staying Christopher Sepulvado’s execution, and ordered an evidentiary hearing addressing whether Louisiana’s lethal injection protocol violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  The hearing is scheduled to proceed on April 7, 2014.

For more news:

Louisiana Must Cancel This Planned Execution, James Varney, The Times Picayune

Killer set for Wednesday Execution Wins 90-day Delay, Trial Regarding Drugs, Della Hasselle, The Lens

Managing Complications of Capital Punishment, James Gill, The New Orleans Advocate