Georgia temporarily halts executions to examine drug

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JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Corrections officials in Georgia have temporarily halted all planned executions to give the state time to analyze a drug that prompted the last-minute postponement of an execution.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner was set to be executed Monday at 7 p.m. Corrections postponed it "out of an abundance of caution" because the pentobarbital meant for the execution appeared cloudy.

The Department of Corrections said in a news release Tuesday that it would postpone the execution of Gissendaner and Brian Keith Terrell, who was set to die next week.

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