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Lawyer: Ohio Death Row Inmate's Execution Botched

A condemned man appeared to gasp several times and took an unusually long time to die — more than 20 minutes — in an execution carried out Thursday with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S.

Dennis McGuire's attorney Allen Bohnert called the convicted killer's execution "a failed, agonizing experiment" and added: "The people of the state of Ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names."

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  • Ralph Wylie||

    I'd say if the convict ended up dead that the execution worked out just fine. He probably suffered less than his victims and survivors did.
    AMF and good riddance!

  • RPK||

    Yeah, i think we're all going to gasp a couple of times. That's kind of how it works.
    He murdered a pregnant woman twenty five years ago. He should have been hanged.