Ohio Executes Convict Using Single Controversial Drug

Ohio executed a convicted killer today, becoming the first state to use a controversial single drug to induce death, a procedure that was closely watched by other states. Johnnie Baston, 37, was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville following a single dose of just pentobarbital, a drug similar to the one used to euthanize horses. An official at the Ohio Department of Corrections told ABCNews.com that Bastion's execution went smoothly. "It was...Full Story
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