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US Supreme Court denies Georgia death row inmate's request to halt execution
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) ' The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a Georgia inmate who claimed the state's plan to use a new lethal injection drug would cause him needless pain and suffering.
The court's ruling late Wednesday allows the execution of Andrew DeYoung to go forward.
He was initially set to be put to death at 7 p.m. for the 1993 slayings of his parents and teenage sister, but officials had to wait for the court to weigh in before going forward.
The Georgia Supreme Court earlier upheld a request by another death row inmate to videotape DeYoung's execution as part of his challenge to the state's execution procedure.
Death penalty experts say it would be the first known recording of an execution since 1992.