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Man first in U.S. to get single-drug lethal injection

From the Associated Press: Ohio has executed a convicted killer through the first U.S. lethal injection using a single drug, a longer but supposedly less painful method than previous executions with three drugs.

Kenneth Biros was pronounced dead at 11:47 Tuesday, about 43 minutes minutes after he entered the death house at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

Ohio changed its execution method from three drugs to a single anesthetic following a failed attempt at putting a different inmate to death in September. Other states still use a combination of three drugs.

Biros was sentenced to die for killing a woman in 1991, then scattering her body parts in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 8, 2009; 12:10 PM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Death Penalty  
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