Georgia inmate put to death, first since botched Okla. execution




 
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June 18th, 2014  
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Topic: Georgia inmate put to death, first since botched Okla. execution


A man convicted of the 1989 rape and strangulation of a 15-year-old girl in Georgia was executed on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. inmate put to death since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April renewed a national debate over capital punishment. Marcus Wellons, 58, also became the first inmate executed in Georgia since the state's Supreme Court upheld a new law in May shielding the identity and methods of compounding pharmacies that formulate lethal injection drugs.




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