AUSTIN – Texas death row convicts may soon have to wait for their final fate.
The state is close to running out of the drug phenobarbital according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The TDCJ says their supply will run out sometime this month when it expires. There are two executions set for the month of September -- one on Thursday -- the other on September 26.
The department issued a statement saying, “We have not changed our current execution protocol and have no immediate plans to do so.”
In August the department said, “We will be unable to use our current supply of phenobarbital after it expires.”