First Execution by Lethal Injection After US Supreme Court Ruling

The state of Georgia Tuesday became the first state to peform an execution by lethal injection after the US Supreme Court held in Baze v. Rees that certain lethal injection procedures are not unconstitutional.

William Earl Lynd was executed for kidnapping and murder shortly after the US Supreme Court rejected his request for a stay on his execution on the basis that the murder was not premeditated.