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Ohio says it plans never-tried, 2-drug lethal injection for child killer's upcoming execution
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 28, 2013 12:22 PM EDT
Ohio says it will use a never-tried dose of two drugs injected intravenously to put to death an inmate who raped and killed his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.
The state says it will use a combination of midazolam , a sedative, and hydromorphone, a painkiller, in the Nov. 14 execution of Ronald Phillips of Akron.
Those drugs are included in Ohio's untested, back-up execution method, which requires them to be injected directly into an inmate's muscle. No state has put a prisoner to death with those drugs in any fashion.