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OK pharmacy agrees not to provide drug for next MO execution

Michael Taylor has pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15 year old Kansas City girl. He's scheduled to die by lethal injection Feb. 26. Michael Taylor has pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15 year old Kansas City girl. He's scheduled to die by lethal injection Feb. 26.

   A compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma won't be the one providing Missouri with a made-to-order drug for an upcoming execution.  Court documents filed Monday show that death row inmate Michael Taylor has reached an agreement with The Apothecary Shoppe in Tulsa.  Under the deal, the pharmacy won't prepare or provide pentobarbital or any other drug for use in Taylor's execution.  

   Taylor's attorney, Matt Hellman, says the pharmacy has not already provided any such drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for Taylor's execution which is scheduled for February 26.

   Missouri Corrections officials have said Taylor's execution will go on as scheduled, but it's not clear where the state will get the necessary drug for lethal injection, or if the state already has enough pentobarbitol on hand for the task. 

   Taylor has pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15 year old Kansas City girl.

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