Ohio killer awaits fate as 1st execution on 1 drug

FILE - In this undated file photo released by Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Kenneth Biros is shown. Biros was convicted of killing Tami Engstrom in February 1991. The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for Biros who killed a woman and scattered her body parts and could be the first inmate executed using just one drug. The board ruled unanimously on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 against a clemency recommendation for 50-year-old Biros following last week's clemency hearing. A federal judge has temporarily delayed Biros' Dec. 8 execution but left open the possibility the execution could still happen if the state revised its execution rules in time. ((AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction))

December 7, 2009 7:30:18 PM PST
A condemned killer scheduled to become the first person in the U.S. put to death with a single drug - in an execution that could take longer than previous procedures - arrived Monday at the Ohio death house.