Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Governor John Kasich Delays Execution of Convicted Killer
Ohio Governor John Kasich has delayed a condemned child killer’s execution to study the feasibility of allowing the man to donate his organs to ailing relatives.
Kasich has rescheduled 40-year-old Ronald Phillips’ lethal injection to July 2.
Phillips was sentenced to die for raping and killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in Akron in 1993.
Kasich said Wednesday that Phillips’ crime was heinous but his willingness to donate organs and tissue could save another life and the state “should allow that to happen.”
Phillips made his request Monday after he’d been denied mercy and his other legal options were exhausted. He says it wasn’t a delay tactic but an attempt to do good.
A prisons spokeswoman said Phillips will be returned to death row to await the assessment’s findings.