Ohio Governor Continues To Support Death Penalty

Governor John Kasich told The Associated Press Legislative Forum he supports the death penalty despite the prolonged death of Dennis McGuire last week.(Photo: Flickr)
Governor John Kasich told The Associated Press Legislative Forum he supports the death penalty despite the prolonged death of Dennis McGuire last week.(Photo: Flickr)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to support the death penalty following the prolonged execution of a condemned killer earlier this month that led to calls for a state moratorium on capital punishment.

Kasich says there might be adjustments made to the state’s execution process but he doesn’t expect Ohio to end the death penalty.

Kasich said Thursday at a legislative forum sponsored by The Associated Press that the death penalty is appropriate when someone has killed a person made in God’s image.

House Minority Leader Tracy Heard, a Columbus Democrat, was the only one of four legislative leaders to support a moratorium in earlier remarks.

Senate President Keith Faber, a Celina Republican, says the death penalty must remain as the ultimate sanction available.

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