The execution of convicted murderer Joseph R. Wood III, who was killed by lethal injection Wednesday in Arizona, took nearly two hours. Witnesses reported that Wood was gasping and struggling to breathe, though state officials and other witnesses argued he was only snoring. But the amount of time it took Wood to die — so long his attorneys were able to file requests asking for a stay while the execution was ongoing — prompted Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to order a review.
July 25, 2014 at 12:06 AM EDT