Ohio executes murderer with last dose of death penalty drug
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US state of Ohio used the last dose of its execution drug on Wednesday to put to death a man who killed his neighbor's boyfriend and a police officer in a 1994 rampage.
After spending two decades on death row, Harry Mitts was declared dead by lethal injection at 10.39am (10.39pm Singapore time) in Lucasville, Ohio, a prisons spokesman said.
The midwestern state used its last dose of the powerful sedative pentobarbital for the 61-year-old's execution. Ohio may announce a new execution method next month.
During his August 1994 shooting spree, Mitts shouted racial slurs and killed a neighbour's black boyfriend, John Bryant, before shooting to death white police officer Dennis Glivar, who was responding to the incident.