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McAuliffe: 'Crisis' Over Lack of Legal-injection Drugs

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia faces "somewhat of a crisis" over a lack of lethal-injection drugs for a scheduled execution next month.
    
State officials are frantically searching for the drugs for the March 16 execution of convicted killer Ricky Gray, one of Virginia's seven remaining death row inmates.
    
The Democratic governor said Wednesday on Washington's WTOP-FM that it was "too soon" to say whether Gray's execution would be delayed.
    
The state has two vials of pentobarbital it received from Texas last year. McAuliffe indicated the state needs to test one vial and have another as a backup before it can proceed with an execution.
    
The General Assembly is currently considering a bill to allow the state to use the electric chair as an alternative to legal-injection drugs.

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