Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Ohio Prepares To Execute Condemned Killer
A man convicted in the slayings of his estranged wife and brother-in-law at a Cleveland courthouse has been moved to the southern Ohio prison where he’s scheduled to be executed Wednesday.
A prisons spokeswoman said Abdul Awkal, 53, arrived Tuesday at the death house in Lucasville. If put to death, Awkal would be the second man Ohio executes this year since the end of an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment that lasted six months.
The Ohio Supreme Court is considering Awkal’s request to delay the execution to allow a hearing about his mental competency. The state opposes a delay.
The 1992 killings occurred as Awkal and his spouse from an arranged marriage were taking up divorce and custody issues.
Awkal’s earlier requests for clemency were denied.