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First US executions carried out since botched lethal injection

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US states overnight Tuesday carried out the first two executions since a botched one in April that caused a prisoner to suffer and triggered a hot debate on lethal injection. 

A mug shot obtained April 30, 2014 from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer and rapist Clayton Lockett, whose death by a botched lethal injection triggered an outcry

On Tuesday and early Wednesday one execution was in Georgia and the other in Missouri. Both were also by lethal injection and came after last-minute appeals were rejected by the US Supreme Court.

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