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Daughter: Ohio execution most awful moment of life

January 17, 2014
Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The daughter of an Ohio inmate whose execution took an usually long time says watching her father die was the most awful moment of her life.

Amber McGuire says no one should have to die the way her father did, no matter the circumstances. Dennis McGuire appeared to gasp several times during his execution.

Amber McGuire and her attorney announced their intention Friday to sue over her father's execution, calling it cruel and unusual.

Amber McGuire, her brother and her sister-in-law watched the execution Thursday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, sobbing as the procedure continued longer than normal.

It's unclear the nature of the lawsuit, but it would be different from current challenges to Ohio's previously untried lethal injection method now in federal court.

 
 

 

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