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'Agony and terror' await killer, attorneys say

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Attorneys trying to stop the execution of a condemned Ohio killer say the state’s untried capital punishment method will cause him agony and terror.

The defense lawyers allege the two-drug combination won’t properly sedate the death-row inmate, Dennis McGuire, and he will experience a suffocation-like syndrome known as air hunger.

The lawyers asked in federal court filings Monday and Tuesday that McGuire’s execution be delayed while they challenge the proposed lethal injection.

The 53-year-old McGuire is scheduled to die Jan. 16 for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of Joy Stewart in Preble County.

A message was left with the Ohio attorney general’s office, which is expected to oppose McGuire’s request.

Gov. John Kasich has yet to rule on McGuire’s separate request for mercy.

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