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Arizona Inmate Latest to Die in Apparently Botched Execution

Governor Jan Brewer of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona has ordered an investigation after the execution Wednesday of a condemned inmate by lethal injection took nearly two hours.   Witnesses present at the execution of Joseph Wood said the convicted killer repeatedly gasped for air shortly after was injected with an overdose of a sedative and painkiller combination.  During the long interval, Wood's attorneys filed emergency appeals to state and federal courts to...

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