Killer of 2 Mercer Students Hopes to Delay Execution
Andrew Allen Cook, convicted of murdering two Mercer University Students, is scheduled to be executed next week.
Cook is now seeking a court order that would prevent the state from using a drug to execute them without a doctor's prescription.
Cook asked a federal judge in Washington on Friday to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration to prevent the use of pentobarbital in lethal injections.
Cook is arguing that the Georgia Department of Corrections' use of the drug without a doctor's prescription violates the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Cook is scheduled to die by lethal injection next Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.
A jury found Cook guilty in 1998 of two counts of malice murder and two counts of felony murder in the shooting deaths of Mercer University students Grant Hendrickson and Michele Cartagena.
Both died in a midnight shooting on Lake Juliette in January of 1995.