State Increasing Lethal Injection Dosages
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it is increasing the dosages of the two-drug lethal injection combo "to allay any remaining concerns" after the last execution, when an inmate made repeated snorting-like gasps as he died.
The Department also says it believes death row inmate Dennis McGuire was not conscious and did not experience pain or distress during his January 14th execution. The state's policy change comes 30 days before the next scheduled execution. McGuire's 26-minute execution was the longest since Ohio resumed putting inmates to death in 1999.