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Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in execution

Jul 24, 2014    

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States. The execution of convicted double murderer Joseph Wood began at 152 p.m. local time at a state prison complex, and the 55-year-old was only pronounced dead at 349 p.m., the Arizona attorney general's office said. During that time, his lawyers filed an emergency appeal in federal court that sought to have the execution halted and their client...

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