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 [...]
Ohio Uses Last Dose Of Execution Drug On Convicted Killer
A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage at his Ohio apartment complex has been executed with the state’s last use of its execution drug.
Sixty-one-year-old Harry Mitts Jr. died Wednesday by lethal injection of the powerful sedative pentobarbital at the state prison in Lucasville.
Ohio’s supply of pentobarbital is expiring. The state expects to announce its new execution method by Oct. 4.
Mitts was convicted of aggravated murder in the rampage against suburban Cleveland neighbors and police officers. He acknowledged killing a neighbor’s black boyfriend and a white Garfield Heights police sergeant who responded.
The Ohio Parole Board and Republican Gov. John Kasich had denied Mitts’ pleas for mercy. Mitts said he found God in prison after receiving a Bible from the slain officer’s family.