Thomas Eugene Creech was set to be executed by deadly injection on Wednesday (Image: AP)

A serial killer’s execution was halted after eight failed makes an attempt to insert an intravenous line for a deadly injection.

Thomas Eugene Creech, 73, who was convicted of 5 murders throughout three states and beat a fellow inmate to demise, was wheeled on a gurney into an execution chamber on the Idaho Most Safety Establishment on Wednesday morning.

Creech’s execution was to be carried out as he remained one of many longest-serving demise row inmates within the US – however medical group members couldn’t discover a vein to insert the IV line regardless of eight makes an attempt.

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