Ohio's Experimental Execution Blasted As Cruel, Prolonged
Witnesses say Dennis McGuire's execution using an untested drug cocktail took too long and caused unnecessary suffering.By Matt Picht | January 16, 2014
The state of Ohio executed convicted murderer and rapist Dennis McGuire Thursday via lethal injection. But witnesses say an experimental cocktail of drugs used by the state may have caused McGuire unnecessary suffering.
"McGuire appeared to gasp loudly for air under these new drugs. He made several snorting or snoring sounds, and then convulsed for roughly ten minutes before dying." (Via CNN)
McGuire was convicted in 1994 of the rape and murder of 22-year-old Joy Stewart, who was seven months pregnant at the time. He was sentenced to death and confessed to the murder after his conviction. (Via WHIZ)