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Georgia inmate refused sedatives before lethal injection, officials say
Georgia inmate refused sedatives before lethal injection, officials say

Robert Wayne Holsey was executed in Georgia on Tuesday night for the 1997 murder of a sheriff's deputy. Holsey died at 10:51 p.m. after a lethal injection, Gwendolyn Hogan, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Corrections, told The Times.  Holsey refused sedatives offered before the execution, which is an option, Hogan said.  "They are to help relax," she said.  The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the execution of Holsey; making its ruling Tuesday afternoon.  Only Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor voted in favor of staying the execution. Holsey’s current lawyer argued his client had a mental disability and...

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