Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Overrule Hold On Ohio Executions
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Ohio’s request to put a condemned killer to death by refusing to overrule lower court rulings that put the execution on hold.
The court on Wednesday denied the state’s appeal of decisions in inmate Charles Lorraine’s case that said Ohio had strayed too far from its execution policies to be trusted to carry out the death sentence, at least for now.
State leaders argued minor deviations in policy should not derail the entire system.