2 executions within 2 hours after 7-week lull

June 18, 2014 5:38 AM

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2 executions within 2 hours after 7-week lull

After a seven-week lapse in U.S. executions, two inmates were put to death by lethal injection within two hours of each other.

A Georgia man who raped and murdered a 15-year-old girl was executed Tuesday night, ending a seven-week lapse in the death penalty across the United States, the result partly of legal controversies surrounding the practice of lethal injection.

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