another one bites the dust
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Wed Oct 27 14:29:21 MDT 2010
Execution Carried Out
Arizona executes inmate after stay is lifted.
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) _ Arizona has executed Jeffrey Landrigan for a 1989
murder in the state's first execution since 2007. Landrigan died by
injection at a state prison in Florence at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday after a
stay issued by a federal judge was lifted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
That stay was based on questions about the effectiveness of the state's
supply of an execution drug in short supply. Arizona obtained a supply
of the sedative drug sodium thiopental from Great Britain.
Landrigan had been on death row since his 1990 conviction for murdering
Chester Dyer of Phoenix in a killing that prosecutors said was part of a
robbery. Arizona's last execution was of Robert Comer on May 22, 2007.
"Government aid is getting a blood transfusion in your right arm, taking
your blood from your left arm, spilling half of the blood in the
process." - Marcel Ledbetter
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