Arizona executes inmate after stay is lifted

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FLORENCE, Ariz. -- Arizona has executed Jeffrey Landrigan for a 1989 murder in the state's first execution since 2007.

Landrigan died by injection at a state prison in Florence at 10:26 p.m. Tuesday after a stay issued by a federal judge was lifted by the U.S. Supreme Court. That stay was based on questions about the effectiveness of the state's supply of an execution drug in short supply.

Arizona obtained a supply of the sedative drug sodium thiopental from Great Britain.

Landrigan had been on death row since his 1990 conviction for murdering Chester Dyer of Phoenix in a killing that prosecutors said was part of a robbery.

Arizona's last execution was of Robert Comer on May 22, 2007.

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