Supreme Court Rejects Death Row Drug Disclosure Appeal

Robert James Campbell.
Robert James Campbell.Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate who had sought to force the state to show where it obtained lethal injection drugs.

Robert James Campbell, 41, filed the appeal in May, following the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett, who appeared to regain consciousness mid-execution and writhe in pain.

Campbell, who was convicted of the 1991 rape and murder of bank teller Alejandra Rendon, has also requested clemency based on his low intelligence. He has alleged that the state withheld these details and that he should not be eligible for capital punishment.

Robert James Campbell.Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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