CLEVELAND, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A man convicted of the 1989 rape and murder of a pregnant woman was executed Thursday in Ohio using a two-drug method never applied before in the United States, the state corrections department said.
Dennis McGuire, 53, was pronounced dead at 10:53 a.m. ET (1553 GMT) at a state prison, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. He received a combination of the sedative midazolam and pain killer hydromorphone. (Reporting by Kim Palmer in Cleveland; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Scott Malone)