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Ohio Executes Man After Delays Over Lethal Injection Drugs

Ronald Phillips (43) had been convicted of raping and killing a 3-year-old child and the US Supreme Court denied appeals from him on Tuesday.

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Updated:July 26, 2017, 10:44 PM IST
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Ohio Executes Man After Delays Over Lethal Injection Drugs
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction photo shows death row inmate Ronald Phillips, incarcerated at Chillicothe Correctional Institution in Chillicothe, Ohio, US since 1993. (Courtesy Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction/Handout via Reuters)
Ohio: Ohio put to death on Wednesday a 43-year-old man convicted of raping and killing a 3-year-old child in what was the state's first execution in more than three years after a lengthy legal dispute over the choice of lethal injection drugs.

Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, at 10:43 am EDT (1443 GMT), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement.

The US Supreme Court denied appeals from Phillips on Tuesday. Phillips' attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday following the execution.
| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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