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The Indiana Daily Student


Ohio executes inmate with 1st-drug lethal injection

LUCASVILLE, Ohio - 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 a.m. Tuesday, about 43 minutes after he entered the death chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

Ohio changed from three drugs to a one-drug method after a failed attempt at putting a different inmate to death in September. The new method uses a drug common for euthanizing pets.

Other states still use a combination of three drugs.

Biros was sentenced to die for killing a woman in 1991.

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