LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has executed a killer through the first U.S. lethal injection using a single drug, a longer but supposedly less painful method than previous executions that required three drugs.
Kenneth Biros (BY'-rohs) was pronounced dead at 11:47 a.m. Tuesday, about 43 minutes after he entered the death house at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
Ohio changed from three drugs to a one-drug method after a failed attempt at putting a different inmate to death in September. Other states still use a combination of three drugs.
Biros was sentenced to die for killing a woman in 1991.