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Ohio Death Penalty Under Review

The Verge

The controversial execution of a convicted killer in January at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville is under review by the State Department of Corrections and Ohio’s governor says his support for the death penalty has not wavered. 

Republican John Kasich answered questions about the execution during a legislative forum sponsored by the Ohio Associated Press.

It took Dennis McGuire about 25 minutes to die when he received a lethal injection using a new combination of drugs.

Kasich says his corrections chief and others are conducting a thorough review of the procedure.

Gov. Kasich says the state is not in a hurry to put anyone to death and a careful examination of the process will be completed.

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