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Ohio to increase dosage of execution drugs after review
Ohio to boost amount of a sedative and painkiller "to allay any remaining concerns" after the last execution that lasted 26 mins.
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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The execution of Dennis McGuire sparked a review of Ohio's procedures.
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The state’s prisons department is making a change after reviewing its last execution, which some saw as problematic. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
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McGuire execution problems
The January execution of Dennis McGuire was the first time ever someone was put to death with the sedative midazolam and the opioid hydromorphone. It was the longest on record, veteran witnesses say McGuire appeared to be gasping, and McGuire’s family filed a lawsuit against the state.

Execution review findings
The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s review acknowledges unusual body movements, but says the execution was humane and constitutional. The report says McGuire appears to have been unconscious after the lethal injection, and that – quoting here – there is no evidence McGuire experienced any pain, distress or anxiety.

Changes to be implemented
But DRC also says it will increase the dosage of the drugs used, which it says will more thoroughly knock out the inmate and depress respiratory activity. The next execution is scheduled for May 28.

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