Civil rights group wants to revoke license of lethal injection doctor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — A civil rights group told The Associated Press it's asking Georgia's medical board to revoke the license of a physician who participates in lethal injections in a bid to halt an execution.

The complaint filed Monday asks the Georgia Composite Medical Board to revoke the license of Dr. Carlo Musso. It claims he illegally imported a sedative used in executions although he was not registered with state regulators.

It was filed by the Southern Center for Human Rights as the state prepares for the execution Thursday of Roy Willard Blankenship.

The filing says Musso sold the sodium thiopental to prison officials in Tennessee and Kentucky. Regulators later took the drug from the states amid questions about how they were obtained.

Musso has said he did not sell the drugs.

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