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Three executions in US in one day


Florida has executed a man who fatally stabbed his wife and her young son in 1985. The governor's office says John Ruthell Henry was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday.


Georgia and Missouri put inmates to death late Tuesday and early Wednesday, around an hour apart.



A botched execution seven weeks ago in Oklahoma amplified a national debate about the secretive ways many states obtain lethal injection drugs from loosely regulated compounding pharmacies. Before Tuesday, nine executions were stayed or delayed -- albeit some for reasons not related to the drug question.



Amid the court battles, many pro-death penalty states kept pushing to resume executions -- including the three involved in the burst this week.

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