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Man who killed inmate executed

LUCASVILLE, Ohio - His supporters argued that Clarence Carter was not the "worst of the worst."

But a lifetime of crime, including a previous murder, violent assaults, robberies and drug arrests, tipped the scale against the Hamilton County man. Carter, 49, died at 10:25 a.m. yesterday after receiving a lethal dose of pentobarbital at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville.

Immobilized on the lethal-injection table by straps on his wrists and four on his body, Carter spoke his last words into a microphone held over his head by Warden Donald R. Morgan.

"Let them know I'm sorry for what I did, especially his mother," he said of the family of his victim, Johnny Allen, 33. "I ask God for forgiveness and I ask them for forgiveness.  More

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