May 13, 2014 4:53 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas plans to execute a convicted murderer who is challenging the state's planned use of a execution drug made by a compounding pharmacy whose identity the state refuses to disclose.
Robert James Campbell is scheduled to be put to death shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday for the 1991 slaying of Houston bank teller Alexandra Rendon.
Campbell as two appeals pending with the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals. In one, his attorneys say the execution should be delayed because of the botched execution of inmate Clayton Lockett two weeks ago in Oklahoma.
Like Oklahoma, Texas refuses to disclose where it gets its execution drugs. Texas uses a single dose of the sedative pentobarbital for executions, while Oklahoma used a three-drug combination in Lockett's execution. Lockett died of an apparent heart attack.
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