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US top court clears way for 1st execution since botched injection

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The US Supreme Court rejected two appeals for death row inmate Marcus Wellons, clearing the path for his execution in what would be the first since a botched lethal injection. 

A police officer stands outside the US Supreme Court in Washington DC on May 27, 2014

Wellons, convicted of the 1989 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, had been scheduled to be put to death earlier Tuesday in Georgia, a spokesman said, adding that the lethal injection remained set for that night.

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