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A condemned Ohio inmate appeared to gasp several times and took more than 15 minutes to die Thursday as he was executed with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S.
Dennis McGuire's attorney, federal public defender Allen Bohnert, called his client's death "a failed, agonising experiment by the state of Ohio."
The state used intravenous doses of two drugs, the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone
More than a minute later he raised himself up, looked in the direction of his family and said, "I love you. I love you" his words audible even though the microphone had been removed.
McGuire was still for almost five minutes, then emitted a loud snort, as if snoring, and continued to make that sound over the next several minutes. He also soundlessly opened and shut his mouth several times as his stomach rose and fell.
"Oh my God," his daughter, Amber McGuire, said as she observed her father's final moments.
A coughing sound was Dennis McGuire's last apparent movement, at 10:43 a.m. He was pronounced dead 10 minutes later.
I wonder if Joy Stewart, who was pregnant at the time McGuire raped and stabbed her to death, had a humane death?
reply to post by schuyler
I totally understand but even death row inmates have Human Rights.
by the sounds of it he got what he deserved and i truly believe he is not going to heaven! i would have wanted the opportunity to torture him myself. i would like to die in my sleep.