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  • FILE- In this undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Dennis McGuire. McGuire was executed in January 2014, for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of Joy Stewart, but took 26 minutes to die from an two-drug combo of a sedative and painkiller used by the state for the first time. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said it will increase the dosage of the lethal injection drugs Monday, April 28, 2014, for the next scheduled execution on May 28. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File)

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  • ** FILE ** This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Dennis McGuire. In Ohio, in January 2014, McGuire took 26 minutes to die after a previously untested mix of chemicals began flowing into his body, gasping repeatedly as he lay on a gurney. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File)

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  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows inmate Dennis McGuire. Initial reviews of an execution in which McGuire repeatedly gasped found no reason to change the way Ohio puts condemned prisoners to death.  The reviews, required by prison rules, found that the state execution policy was followed, and execution and medical team members did what they were supposed to.(AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File)

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  • The state said this week it doesn't believe Dennis McGuire suffered, but it also announced it would increase the drug dosages "to allay any remaining concerns."

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