AUSTIN (AP) Texas and dozens of other states soon may resume executions after the Supreme Court's rejection of challenges to Kentucky's lethal injection.
Use of the death penalty has been on hold for seven months while the high court considered inmate complaints about Kentucky's three-drug method of execution. The justices issued their ruling Wednesday. The nation's last execution was Sept. 25, when Texas inmate Michael Richard was put to death.
Prosecutors and governors said they would move forward with carrying out more sentences.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the court's ruling affirms Texas' method of exeuction and that he supports continued use of capital punishment.