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Outside Company Picked To Review Two-Hour Execution

The state Department of Corrections has picked a company to review its investigation of the nearly two-hour execution of Joseph Wood.

The firm Carter Goble Lee, which specializes in assisting correctional facilities with planning and facility development, will review the investigation conducted by the department’s Inspector General.

Wood, who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her father, was put to death July 23rd, in a process that took almost two hours.  Wood’s attorney maintains the execution was botched, a claim DOC denies.

The department is refusing to comment, while the review is underway. Carter Goble Lee said its work will cost the state nearly $63,000.