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      SC planning to use same drug in upcoming execution

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina officials say they have not decided to change their execution sedative when the state puts an inmate to death next month.

      Corrections Department spokesman John Barkley said Thursday the state has purchased an alternative drug but has plenty of sodium thiopentalon hand for the May 6 execution of Jeffrey Motts.

      Authorities say Motts was serving two life sentences for killing

      on hand for the May 6 execution of Jeffrey Motts.

      Authorities say Motts was serving two life sentences for killing his great-aunt and her husband when he attacked and killed his cellmate in 2005.

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