The order will not itself prevent Mr. Wood from being executed using contaminated drugs or by an unqualified executioner. It will give his attorneys information that they need to challenge Arizona's execution procedures.
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An undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) infiltrated Jeremy Halgat's life for three years before he pulled him into drug crimes "designed and engineered by the government."
In striking down the state's death penalty system, Judge Cormac Carney relies on a line of Supreme Court precedents establishing that states cannot rely on an arbitrary process in order to determine which inmates will be executed.