Parties Drop Lawsuit over Execution Drug

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Jackson, Miss.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections and attorneys for a death row inmate have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit over release of information on execution drugs and suppliers.

Attorneys for Michelle Byrom say in a news release that the decision to dismiss was made after the attorney general's office and the agency provided information sought about the drugs.

Special Assistant Attorney General Paul Barnes says in court documents filed this week that the Corrections Department erred in not providing the information sought by Byrom and has now done so.

Byrom and her attorneys had sought to hold the agency in violation of Mississippi's public records law.

Byrom was sentenced to death in 2000 in Tishomingo County in the shooting death of her husband, Edward "Eddie" Byrom, Sr.