State to appeal after federal judge delays execution date

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Corrections will appeal a federal judge's injunction that stalls the execution

of a DeSoto Parish man for the beating and scalding death of his 6-year-old stepson.

But Wade Shows, a lawyer for the department, says there will be no attempt to keep the execution scheduled for next week as

planned. Instead, Shows says the state will seek to reschedule the lethal injection for another time.

U.S. District Judge James Brady ruled

Thursday that state corrections officials have given Christopher

Sepulvado too little

information about the drug that will be used in the lethal

injection and the methods involved in carrying out the execution.

Brady says without that information, lawyers for Sepulvado cannot protect his constitutional right against cruel and unusual

punishment.