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July 2, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who killed a convenience store clerk during a robbery in 1981 that netted him $1,500 was executed in the electric chair in Eddyville, becoming the first inmate executed in Kentucky in 35 years. Gov. Paul E. Patton rejected Harold McQueen's request for clemency and the U.S. Supreme Court refused his requests for a stay of execution.
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July 2, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who killed a convenience store clerk during a robbery in 1981 that netted him $1,500 was executed in the electric chair in Eddyville, becoming the first inmate executed in Kentucky in 35 years. Gov. Paul E. Patton rejected Harold McQueen's request for clemency and the U.S. Supreme Court refused his requests for a stay of execution.
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September 26, 2007 | David G. Savage and Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writers
The Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hear a new challenge to the way states carry out executions by lethal injection, possibly banning outdated chemical concoctions that may cause dying inmates excruciating pain. Such a ruling would not prohibit lethal injections, but it could force officials in most states to use new or different chemicals so inmates are not subjected to an "unnecessary risk of pain and suffering." This probably would not have much effect in California. In December, U.S.
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April 17, 2008 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
A national drive to halt the death penalty met defeat at the Supreme Court on Wednesday when the justices ruled that lethal injections, if properly administered, were a humane means of executing a condemned prisoner. By a surprisingly large 7-2 margin, the court rejected a constitutional attack on the main method of carrying out the death penalty across America. Its ruling cleared the way for executions to resume in several states after a seven-month delay.
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