Slow Execution With Two-Drug Cocktail Not A Concern

53-year-old Dennis McGuire was executed in January with a two-drug cocktail.(Photo: ODRC)
53-year-old Dennis McGuire was executed in January with a two-drug cocktail.(Photo: ODRC)

An Ohio prison official says the new execution process in the state first used in January worked “very well.” Donald Morgan, warden of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, is quoted in the Dayton Daily News from information obtained in two state reviews of the two-drug cocktail.

It was used for the first time in the January execution of Dennis McGuire. His death took about 25 minutes, making it the longest execution in Ohio in 16 years. Witnesses reported McGuire gasped and snorted for air for several minutes.

An unprecedented third review of the execution is under way by state prison officials.

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