First Execution Since Botched Incident

    Death row inmate Marcus Wellons is seen in an undated handout from the Georgia Department of Corrections. Wellons is scheduled to die by injection on June 17, 2014 in what would be the first in the United States since a botched execution in Oklahoma in April ignited renewed debate and scrutiny of the death penalty.    REUTERS/Georgia Department of Corrections/Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW HEADSHOT) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE  THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR3UCQM

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    Two inmates were executed Tuesday night, the first in the U.S. since the botched execution in Oklahoma back in April. The first, a Georgia inmate named Marcus Wellons, 59, was convicted of rape and murder and had his appeals denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. He was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. ET and there were no reported complications. An hour later, John Winfield, who was convicted of killing two women, was executed in Missouri after the Supreme Court also refused to halt his execution. A third execution, of John Ruthell Henry for killing his wife and her son, will take place Wednesday night in Florida. All three states did not say where the drugs for their lethal injections were procured or if they were tested.

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