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Ohio executes killer with untried drug combo

Ohio executes killer with untried drug combo
Posted Thursday, January 16th 2014 @ 1pm  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Dennis McGuire was put to death today with a two-drug combination previously untested in the US, and at more than 15 minutes, it was one of the longest executions in Ohio since the state resumed capital punishment in 1999. McGuire, whose lawyers had attempted to delay his execution by arguing that he would likely feel "terror" following the lethal injection, appeared to gasp a few times as he died, making several loud snorting or snoring sounds, the AP reports. Before his execution, he told his sobbing adult children, "I'm going to heaven, I'll see you there when you come."

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