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US Uses New Lethal Drug Mix in Execution

A condemned killer in the state of Ohio has been executed by a lethal combination of two drugs never before used in the United States. Authorities in Ohio used a mix of the sedative midazolam and pain killer hydromorphone Thursday to execute Dennis McGuire, who was sentenced to death for raping and fatally stabbing a young pregnant woman in 1989. Last year, 39 prisoners were executed by U.S. states. Many were killed by drugs including the barbiturate pentobarbital. The drug is...

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