Family of executed Ohio inmate sues state, drug makers, alleging cruel and unusual punishment

  • by: ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 25, 2014 - 4:26 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The prolonged execution of an inmate during which he repeatedly gasped and snorted amounted to cruel and unusual punishment which should not be allowed to happen again, the inmate's family said in a federal lawsuit.

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