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  1. Arizona Execution Lasts Two Hours

    Murderer Joseph Wood’s execution by lethal injection in Arizona last night should’ve taken 15 minutes. It lasted two hours. Just months after a botched Oklahoma execution, witnesses said Wood gasped and snorted for over an hour and a half; another said he was simply snoring. Relatives of Wood’s victims were unconcerned, with one inquiring: “Why didn’t we give him Drano?” Gov. Jan Brewer said Wood “died in a lawful manner” but has ordered a review in a case that is sure to whip up death penalty debates nationwide.

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