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Florida becomes the third state in 24 hours to execute an inmate
Florida becomes the third state in 24 hours to execute an inmate

Three states, three convicted killers, three executions in a row. On Wednesday, Florida became the third state in 24 hours to execute an inmate on death row, signaling that capital punishment in the U.S. was clear to continue with the Supreme Court's blessing after a botched execution in Oklahoma in April brought widespread criticism and scrutiny to the practice. John Ruthell Henry, 63, who had been sentenced to death after killing his wife and her 5-year-old son in 1985, died Wednesday evening after receiving a three-drug lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. His death came shortly after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas denied Henry's appeal...

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