The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Friday reversed a preliminary injunction that had been granted while attorneys for Christopher Sepulvado challenged the state's execution protocol.
Sepulvado was not challenging his conviction in the 1992 slaying. His legal team argued the state either did not have an appropriate protocol or would not publicly reveal it, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune said.
The court ruled the claims made by Sepulvado were untimely.
State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell did not announce an execution date, but said in a written statement "the unanimous verdict handed down by a jury of his peers has finally been honored."
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