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Ohio executes man for killing fellow jail inmate

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
In this photo released by Ohio Department of Corrections shows Clarence Carter. Carter, who beat to death a fellow Cincinnati jail inmate, has been moved from death row in Youngstown to the southern Ohio prison that houses the states execution chamber in preparation for his lethal injection.

In this photo released by Ohio Department of Corrections shows Clarence Carter. Carter, who beat to death a fellow Cincinnati jail inmate, has been moved from death row in Youngstown to the southern Ohio prison that houses the state's execution chamber in preparation for his lethal injection. (AP Photo / Ohio Department of Corrections)

Ohio has executed a man who was waiting to be sentenced for aggravated murder in 1988 when he beat to death a fellow jail inmate after the two argued over what to watch on television.

Forty-nine-year-old Clarence Carter died Tuesday morning at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. He was the second inmate killed using the surgical sedative pentobarbital as a stand-alone execution drug.

Carter was executed for killing 33-year-old Johnny Allen Jr., who died two weeks after being beating at the Hamilton County jail in Cincinnati. Investigators say Carter periodically stopped to mop blood from his sneakers during the half-hour assault.

Carter's lawyers argued Allen's killing was not premeditated, that inmates used as witnesses were unreliable and that Carter was borderline mentally disabled.

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