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US state executes man for 2 killings

US state executes man for 2 killings

Ohio has executed a man who said he didn't remember fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend at the woman's apartment in 1984.
Sixty-three-year-old Daniel Lee Bedford on Tuesday became the third inmate in the Midwestern state and the country to be put to death using the surgical sedative pentobarbital as a stand-alone execution drug.
Bedford's attorneys fought to the wire to block the lethal injection. They argued Bedford had dementia and a mental disability that kept him from understanding why he was being executed. They also said he was improperly denied legal proceedings.
A federal judge granted a stay of execution Monday, but prosecutors successfully appealed it. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused the defense's request to block the execution.
Bedford is the fourth Ohio inmate executed this year.


Updated : 2020-12-02 12:26 GMT+08:00