Florida Supreme Court rules on new lethal injection drug

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The Florida Supreme Court says that the state can proceed with the execution of Manuel Valle, who killed a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago. The court issued a stay last month until a lower court could hold a hearing on Valle’s claim that a new lethal injection drug may cause him to feel pain during his execution, which had been set for August 2nd.  A Miami-Dade Circuit judge rejected Valle’s claim earlier this month and the Supreme Court lifted the stay today. The Department of Corrections hasn’t set a new date for the execution.

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