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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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FLORENCE, Ariz. — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, his lawyers said, in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood’s lawyers had filed an emergency ...


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gretzkyy99
July 23, 2014
8:53 p.m.

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How much did the person and our families suffer at Wood's hands? More than 2 hours?

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