- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state may have difficulty in the future obtaining lethal injection drugs if the manufacturers can’t be shielded from the public.

McAuliffe made the comments Friday on WTOP radio, a day after Virginia executed convicted serial killer Alfredo Prieto by lethal injection.

Prieto’s execution faced a potential delay because of his legal team’s concerns about the safety of one of the drugs Virginia used in the execution.

Prieto’s attorneys say the state refused to provide important information about the quality of the drugs and they feared the drugs would cause a cruel and painful death.

McAuliffe unsuccessfully pushed for legislation earlier this year aimed at keeping anonymous the identities of companies that make lethal injection drugs.

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