HOUSTON (AP) Attorneys for two Texas inmates facing execution next month are demanding Texas officials identify the source of the drugs they intend to use to carry out the lethal injections.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday also seeks an emergency order requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to say when its new batch of the drug pentobarbital was obtained and release any potency and purity test results.
The attorneys represent convicted killers Tommy Lynn Sells and Ramiro Hernandez.
Texas' current drug supply expires April 1. Prison officials say they have bought more but argue disclosing the provider's name poses a security risk.
The state attorney general's office previously has said the information should be public and is waiting to hear arguments from corrections officials about why the policy should be changed.
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