- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is letting the state move ahead with the execution of a man who killed his ex-wife, daughter and others.

The court on Friday removed the stay of execution for Jerry Correll, who was convicted of a 1985 quadruple murder in Orlando.

The state court halted Correll’s execution after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review the use of midazolam. Midazolam is a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the use of the drug in June. Attorney General Pam Bondi then asked the state Supreme Court to permit the execution to go forward but the court ordered a central Florida court to hear a challenge to the use of the drug.

It’s not clear when Gov. Rick Scott will reschedule Correll’s execution.

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