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Georgia inmate could be first to die since botched Oklahoma execution Published: June 17, 2014

A Georgia inmate is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, 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, according to Reuters.

The Georgia execution will be closely watched amid lingering questions about what went wrong during the flawed lethal injection this spring, said Richard Dieter, executive director of the non-profit Death Penalty Information Center.

"We're in a new climate,” he said. “Everyone - the federal government, the president - is watching.”

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