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Man convicted of raping, killing girl executed in US

Published on Feb 26, 2014 3:34 PM
 
Convicted killer Michael Taylor is shown in this Missouri Department of Corrections photo released, on Feb 25, 2014. The US state of Missouri executed early Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014, a man convicted of abducting, raping and killing a teenage girl, US media reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US state of Missouri executed early Wednesday a man convicted of abducting, raping and killing a teenage girl, US media reported.

Michael Taylor, 47, was put to death by lethal injection, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said, according to NBC News and other media outlets.

The execution came amid controversy over the chemicals being used to give death row inmates lethal injections in Missouri and other US states.

Taylor's was the fourth lethal injection in Missouri in as many months.

 
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