Ohio executes convicted killer using new two-drug method

Reuters

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A man convicted of the 1989 rape and murder of a pregnant woman was executed Thursday in Ohio using a two-drug method never applied before in the United States, the state corrections department said.

Dennis McGuire, 53, was pronounced dead at 10:53 a.m. ET (1553 GMT) at a state prison, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. He received a combination of the sedative midazolam and pain killer hydromorphone.

(Reporting by Kim Palmer in Cleveland; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Scott Malone)

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