Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
The American Civil Liberties Union Wants A Halt to Executions in Ohio.
An inmate’s size is being blamed for the longest execution delay since the state resumed capital punishment in 1999.
Christopher Newton died by lethal injection Thursday nearly two hours after the scheduled start of his execution for killing a cellmate over a chess game.
A physical Wednesday put Newton’s weight at 265, and prison medical staff had to struggle to find veins on each arm.
A group in Washington that opposes capital punishment says the delay was exceptionally long and raises new questions about lethal injection. The A-C-L-U of Ohio has called on the state to stop executions because of the problems.
A spokesman says Governor Strickland was monitoring the situation and saw no reason to intervene.