Arkansas Now Has All Drugs Needed for April Executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Department of Correction confirms the state has received a 'sufficient supply' of lethal injection drugs to carry out April's four scheduled double executions.

Late last month, a high court ruling in the nation's capital paved the way for executions to resume in Arkansas.

A week later, Gov. Asa Hutchinson set execution dates for these eight inmates on Arkansas Death Row:

  • Don William Davis, Benton County, April 17
  • Bruce Earl Ward, Pulaski County, April 17
  • Stacey Eugene Johnson, Sevier County, April 20
  • Ledell Lee, Pulaski County, April 20
  • Jack Harold Jones, Jr., White County, April 24
  • Marcel W. Williams, Pulaski County, April 24
  • Jason F. McGehee, Boone County, April 27
  • Kenneth D. Williams, Lincoln County, April 27

When the execution dates were set, the state said it did not have one of the three drugs needed for lethal injections but that it would have it by April.

All eight men scheduled to be executed next month have been convicted of capital murder, have exhausted all appeals and have been on death row since at least 2000.

Arkansas has not carried out an execution since 2005, when convicted murderer Eric Randall Nance was put to death by lethal injection on Nov. 28.

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