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US execution revives death penalty row

Family says Ohio inmate, convicted of rape and murder of pregnant woman in 1989, had agonising death.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2014 03:31
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Lawyers in the US are preparing to challenge Ohio state's choice of death-penalty drugs after a convicted murderer took 26 minutes to die.

Dennis McGuire was executed on Wednesday after being convicted of the rape and murder of a pregnant woman in 1989. But lawyers say he died an agonising death from a new cocktail of chemicals - in violation of his constitutional rights.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher explains.

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