Mark Asay, the first white man executed in Florida for killing a black man, is put to death with an anesthetic that some have criticized as unproven

Florida on Thursday put a man to death with an anesthetic never used before in a US lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated murders.

Authorities said 53-year-old Mark Asay, the first white man executed in Florida for the killing of a black man, was pronounced dead at 6.22pm Thursday at the state prison in Starke. Asay received a three-drug injection that began with the anesthetic, etomidate.

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