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Ohio Set to Restart Lethal Injection Executions After Three-Year Moratorium

The state of Ohio announced Monday it will resume administering the death penalty after a nearly three-year hiatus following questions about the cocktail of drugs used by the state. Ohio put a halt to executions in the state after the botched execution of Dennis McGuire in Jan. 2014. McGuire, a 53-year-old convicted rapist and murderer, was put to death using an untested lethal-injection cocktail that caused a ghastly 26-minute execution scene where McGuire gasped and snorted for a prolonged period and, at one point, sat up and audibly said “I love you” in the direction of his family in the gallery.
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