US execution filmed in legal case

BBC News

A judge in the US state of Georgia has allowed the execution of a convicted murderer to be filmed at the request of another death row inmate.

Andrew DeYoung, convicted of murdering his parents and sister, was executed by lethal injection on Thursday night.

Lawyers for the second condemned man said filming DeYoung’s execution would show a chemical used in the lethal cocktail causes unnecessary suffering.

They say the drug does not adequately sedate the inmate and can cause pain.

The chemical in question, pentobarbital, is commonly used to put down animals.

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