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ATMORE, Ala. –  Alabama death row inmate Christopher Brooks was executed Thursday evening, according to the Associated Press.

This was state’s first execution in more than two years and the state’s first such procedure using the new three-drug lethal injection combination.

Late last week, attorneys for Brooks petitioned to block his execution until lawsuits filed by Brooks and other death row inmates surrounding the constitutionality of the three-drug legal injection were resolved. That request was denied by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Alabama Supreme Court.

Brooks is convicted of the rape and murder of 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell. Authorities say the two in upstate New York in 1991, when they both worked at separate summer camps.  She’s remembered as bubbly and fun.

Prosecutors said Campbell was beaten in her apartment with an 8-pound dumbbell and sexually assaulted. The crime happened in December 1992.

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