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Missouri inmate executed for 1995 crime

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Missouri inmate executed for 1995 crime

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 6, 2014

A Missouri inmate has been put to death.

It's the country's first lethal injection execution since a botched attempt in Arizona last month. 

The Missouri Department of Corrections said Michael Worthington was pronounced dead early Wednesday morning.

He was convicted of raping and killing a woman during a burglary in 1995. 

The Unites States Supreme Court, and Missouri's governor declined to block the execution despite three botched executions this year in other states.

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.