Cox was the state’s first execution since 2012, according to the DOC. Six were conducted that year.
Mississippi is one of several states that have struggled to obtain the drugs needed to carry out lethal injections after pharmaceutical companies began barring the use of their products in executions
に 2010, European drug manufacturers started banning exports to the US of drugs used in lethal injections and in
2016, ファイザー strengthened controls to prevent its products from being used in executions
Mississippi currently faces a federal lawsuit over the constitutionality of its execution process
, による Death Penalty Information Center
. In a July 裁判所への提出
その場合, the state said it had acquired the drugs needed to resume lethal injections
, but declined to say how they were obtained
Court documents detail Cox’s crimes
裁判所の文書によると, Cox separated from his wife Kim in 2009 and spent nine months in jail before posting bond after her daughter, who was a minor, told her that Cox had raped her.
“Cox openly blamed Kim for his incarceration, stating that he would kill her once released,” a court document said.
Kim and her children moved in with Kim’s sister, Kristie Salmon, 裁判所の文書によると, but within weeks of being released on bond, Cox bought a handgun and on May 14, 2010, shot his way into Salmon’s house, a court document said.
“Cox shot Kim at about 7 午後. and let her slowly bleed to death over the course of the night as she repeatedly begged for help,” the court document said. 加えて, he sexually assaulted the 12-year-old child three times in front of her, と言いました.
A SWAT team went in and took Cox into custody just before 3:30 午前, 裁判所の記録によると.
Cox asked justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court to carry out his sentence after telling his lawyers to file no more appeals, according to the DOC.