The state of Arkansas is in a hurry to execute eight inmates by Lethal Injection. However, they are receiving backlash because the eight men would die within an 11 days span. And now an Arkansas Judge is working to stop state officials from carrying out these executions that would be the first in the United States history.

Capital punishment started in the early 1970’s in the U.S.A. and is often used to end the lives of hardened criminals that are sentenced in a court of law to die by lethal injection.

Arkansas wants to kill eight inmates before lethal drug expires

On Friday, the judicial system argued that the planned executions will only encompass turmoil and will not help in the fight against the removal of the American death penalty system. Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen issued the order to stop Arkansas from utilizing its supply of Vecuronium Bromide. The deadly drug is one of three tranquilizers that is used in lethal injection deaths.

State officials hurriedly scheduled the eight executions to avoid the expiration of the drug. And while several demonstrators had demonstrated against the state's decision, the executions were still scheduled to take place. The execution of these individuals would have started on Monday night but was halted by the court.

A story by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette stated that Judge Kristine Baker issued the cancellation order on Saturday morning.

The decision granted a temporary stay of one execution and the others indefinitely delayed until further reviews. Judge Baker's order stated that the plaintiffs are entitled to use their Eight Amendment rights to challenge Arkansas's protocol on lethal injection.

Judge sent eight execution case to higher courts

Lawyers representing the men also said that the method use by the state would cause pain and discomfort to the inmates. On Saturday the judge acknowledges that the short timeline would trigger several court reviews along with separate clemency hearings by the attorneys.

In closing, the judge stated that the State Of Arkansas would eventually prevail to carry out the executions.

However, promptly before the expiration of the lethal drugs. Hutchinson later added that she expects the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Arkansas' Supreme Court will act quickly and make their decisions. Judge Hutchinson said she is confident that the Attorney General will prioritize the review process so that the issue can be resolved amicably.