Court rules against Ward in execution challenge

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Killer remains on death row and moves closer to setting of execution date

SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion Tuesday upholding a lower court’s dismissal of a complaint filed by Roy Lee Ward in which he challenged procedures followed by the Indiana Department of Correction when they announced a change to the lethal injection protocol.

Ward is a former Perry County resident.

In May 2014, the Department of Correction announced it would alter the three-drug combination used for executions, replacing Sodium Thiopental with Brevital – a barbituate anesthetic in the same class. 

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