Convicted murderer put to death after Supreme Court rejects lawyers’ demand

Forty-nine-year-old convicted serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells was executed on Thursday, April 3 in Texas after the United States Supreme Court turned down his defense lawyers’ demand that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice reveal its source of the lethal injection drug used on prisoners sentenced to death, the very same drug that was used on Sells.

Sells’ lawyers argued that they needed to know and verify that the pentobarbital that will be used for the execution had not yet expired. This contention stemmed from rumors that similar drugs, which came from a compounding facility in Houston, were of substandard quality.

However, prison officials were of the contention that the pharmacy’s identity and whereabouts must remain undisclosed to protect people affiliated with the company from being exposed to violence from other parties.

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