FLORIDA CARRIED OUT ITS FIRST EXECUTION
Florida carried out its first execution yesterday since a botched lethalinjection procedure prompted a review of how it conducts capital punishment. Mark DeanSchwab,39, convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing Junny Rios-Martinez, 11, of Cocoa in 1991, died at6:15 p.m. It was a test of Florida's new procedure, instituted after Angel Diaz was executedin December 2006. Needles missed their mark and Diaz suffered burns and extreme pain. It took 34 minutes for Diaz to die.Schwab's execution lasted 12 minutes.
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