"State urges dismissal of lawsuit filed by family of executed Ohio inmate who gasped, snorted," is the AP report, via the Tribune.
The state is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a condemned inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted during his January execution.
The lawsuit alleges executed prisoner Dennis McGuire endured needless pain and suffering during his 26-minute execution on Jan. 16.
The state argued in a court filing Tuesday that the lawsuit was improperly filed since McGuire's son isn't arguing any violations of his own constitutional rights.
Earlier coverage of Dennis McGuire's botched execution begins at the link. Related posts are in the botch category index.