"GEORGIA EXECUTION 1ST SINCE BOTCHED INJECTION," is the initial AP report filed by Kate Brumback.
A Georgia inmate convicted of rape and murder has become the first person to be executed in the U.S. since the botched lethal injection of a prisoner in Oklahoma in April.
Fifty-nine-year-old Marcus Wellons was executed by injection Tuesday night after last-minute appeals were denied. A corrections spokesman says he was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m., more than an hour after the procedure began. The execution seemed to go smoothly with no noticeable complications.
"Marcus Wellons has been executed," is by Rhonda Cook and Bill Rankin at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Marcus Wellons has been executed. Return for details.
It was the 21st execution in an American death penalty state this year; Georgia's first execution since last year. There have been a total of 1,380 post-Furman executions since 1977. Georgia has carried out 54 of those executions since 1983.
Earlier coverage of Marcus Wellons case begins at the link.