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Ohio Death Row Inmate Executed by Single Shot

By Kamika Dunlap on April 28, 2010 1:50 PM

Ohio death row inmate, Darryl Durr, who claimed he could have a drug allergy to the anesthetic Ohio uses to put inmates to death, has been executed by a single shot lethal injection.

An Ohio serial rapist, Darryl Durr, 46, was executed by single shot lethal injection and pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m. last Tuesday at an Ohio Correctional facility, the Associated Press reports.

Durr grimaced during his execution but it was unclear whether he was in pain or emotionally reacting to the moment, according to the Associated Press.

As previously discussed, the court has rejected his last minute legal challenge claiming the state's single shot injection chemicals violate federal prescription drug laws.

The assistant attorney general said Durr does not have a legal basis to tie his claims to the federal oversight of drugs used to put inmates to death.

The court also rejected Darryl Durr's claim that he could have a violent allergic reaction to the chemicals Ohio uses in the lethal injection.

As previously discussed, Durr, a convicted serial rapist, was sentenced to die for raping and strangling a 16-year-old Elyria girl in 1988.

Officials said, Durr did not request a special last meal but had a basic dinner that was also served to other prisoners.

Durr had been granted a temporary stay of execution by Gov. Ted Strickland amid confusion over capital punishment in the state.

As previously, Ohio became the first state to adopt a new single drug lethal injection protocol.

Ken Biros became the first person in the U.S. to die by lethal injection with a single shot drug. Since then, Vernon Smith was the second death row inmate executed using a single shot lethal injection.

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