US execution revives death penalty row

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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