Concerns raised over pending Missouri executions

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 6:45 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Supreme Court's decision to move ahead with two executions was questioned Thursday by some death penalty observers and opponents, in part over concern about Missouri's proposed use of a drug that remains unproven in lethal injections and which gained infamy in the 2009 death of pop star Michael Jackson.