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Missouri death doctor now working for feds

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By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – A Missouri doctor whom a federal judge barred from participating in state executions is now working for the federal government.

Last year, U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Junior prohibited Dr. Alan Doerhoff from overseeing lethal injections in Missouri. Gaitan cited the doctor's dyslexia and lack of training in anesthesia.

Doerhoff had overseen dozens of executions in Missouri without a written protocol.

Now, a court document shows the federal government has hired Doerhoff for its execution team in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The federal Bureau of Prisons declined to comment. And Doerhoff did not return phone calls from the Associated Press.

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