COPY-Ohio dismemberment killer arrives in death house

Associated Press - December 7, 2009 11:15 AM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer scheduled to become the first person in the U.S. put to death with a single drug has arrived at the Ohio death house.

Kenneth Biros reached the holding area for death row inmates at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville shortly before 10 a.m. Monday.

The 51-year-old is set to die Tuesday for killing and dismembering a woman he met in a bar in 1991.

It would be the first injection under Ohio's switch from using three drugs to a new one-drug execution method.

A backup method allows executioners to inject drugs directly into muscles.

A federal judge earlier Monday refused to delay Biros' execution.

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