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Tennessee executes Billy Ray Irick with controversial drug that Justice Sotomayor said could inflict 'torturous pain'

nola.com Friday, 10 August 2018
Tennessee executes Billy Ray Irick with controversial drug that Justice Sotomayor said could inflict 'torturous pain'Tennessee executed Billy Ray Irick on Thursday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. Convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer, Irick, 59, is the first state inmate to be put to death since 2009. He was also the first to receive Tennessee's new and controversial three-drug cocktail.
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Tennessee is set to execute its first inmate in nearly a decade, Thursday night.

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