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08/07/2014 12:48 pm ET Updated Aug 07, 2014

In Rush To Find Lethal Injection Drug, Prison Officials Turned To A Hospital | The Lens

**ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 15** A nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis uses a syringe with water to demonstr
**ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 15** A nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis uses a syringe with water to demonstrate, May 13, 2008 how the hospital squirts leftovers like hydromorphone, a powerful morphine derivative, into a sink at the hospital. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Department of Corrections bought 20 vials of the drug on Jan. 28, a week before Sepulvado’s scheduled execution, according to a document provided by the state in a lawsuit challenging its lethal-injection practice.

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