CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Ohio's New Execution a Success

Kenneth Biros, a convicted killer, was the first inmate to be executed in the U.S. by a new method of lethal injection, which uses a single drug instead of the traditional three. The new process, which uses a drug common in pet euthanasia, is longer but supposedly less painful, and was instituted by Ohio after a botched lethal injection in September; other states still use the three-drug method. Biros was pronounced dead at 11:47 a.m. EST today, around 43 minutes after entering the death house.