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Florida uses untested drug to execute double murderer

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The US state of Florida has used a new drug cocktail to lethally inject a white supremacist.

53-year-old Mark Asay is the first white man in the state’s history to be executed for killing a black victim. He was also convicted in 1987 of murdering a white-Hispanic man.

A jury found that Asay shot his victims – Robert Lee Booker and Robert McDowell, 26, on the same night after making racist comments.


It’s the first time etomidate has been used to carry out a death sentence. It replaces midazolam, a drug feared to have caused suffering in several botched executions.

According to the state’s Department of Corrections, Asay did not have any last words.

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