05/12/2014 01:34 pm ET Updated May 12, 2014

Facing Challenge To Execution, Texas Calls Its Process The Gold Standard - NYTimes.com

HUNTSVILLE, TEX. — If Texas executes Robert James Campbell as planned on Tuesday, for raping and murdering a woman, it will be the nation’s first execution since Oklahoma’s bungled attempt at lethal injection two weeks ago left a convicted murderer writhing and moaning before he died.

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