Botched execution could renew 'cruel' challenges

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FILE - A microphone hangs over the gurney in the Texas death house in this May 27, 2008 file photo taken in Huntsville, Texas. First proposed by the Oklahoma state medical examiner, it was quickly adopted by states as a painless way to put inmates to death, first with a three-drug mixture, then often with a single dose of a powerful barbiturate. It was used first on a Texas inmate in 1982. Since 1976, 1,203 executions have been performed by injection. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)