UPDATED 6:08 p.m. Jan. 10, 2011 with comment from Clay's attorney:
Last week we told you that supporters of Richard Clay asked Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon to halt Clay's execution. Well, now it seems that Nixon has granted their request.
The governor issued the following statement this afternoon:
The ACLU of Eastern Missouri says it has learned that the state is running out of its supply of one of the three drugs used in executions.
The ACLU says the state has 50 units of sodium thiopental, but it expires March 1.
The state is preparing for the execution of Richard Clay next week.
The family of Missouri death row inmate Richard Clay and an anti-death penalty group are asking Governor Jay Nixon to halt Clay's scheduled execution next week.
Clay was sentenced to die for the 1994 shooting death of Randy Martindale in New Madrid. But his supporters say authorities arrested, tried and convicted the wrong person.
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