BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hours after Louisiana conducted it's first execution in eight years, a state judge dismissed a request for an injunction to halt all executions in Louisiana until the Department of Corrections makes changes in its procedures for them.
State District Judge R. Michael Caldwell ruled Friday the question should have been presented under a different set of laws designed to answer prisoner complaints.
A lawsuit was filed on behalf of Nathaniel Code, of Shreveport, who was sentenced to death for the 1985 murders of 4 people, saying Louisiana's rules for execution do not follow the state requirements. Code does not have a scheduled execution date.