Apr 2, 2014 7:20 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - The executions of a Texas inmates is back on schedule after a federal appeals court overturned a judge's order halting lethal injections.
A federal appeals court reversed a lower court's order blocking the punishments so the inmate's lawyers could get information about the lethal drug used to kill them.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with state attorney general's office Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore's order was improper and an appeal from the inmates' lawyers was a delay tactic.
Serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells is set for execution Thursday. Another prisoner, Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, is set for next week.
The case now is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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