Prosecutor: Report Would End Ohio Death Penalty

Ron O'Brien
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says recommendations proposed by a statewide capital punishment review committee would end the death penalty in Ohio if put in place.
April 10, 2014

A veteran prosecutor is criticizing recommendations proposed by a statewide capital punishment review committee, saying many of them would end the death penalty in Ohio if put in place.

Committee: 56 Proposals For Ohio Death Penalty

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April 9, 2014

A committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law is recommending 56 updates to the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges.

Ohio Killer Asks Supreme Court To Halt Execution

A condemned Ohio man is appealing his death sentence to the US Supreme Court
January 9, 2014

A condemned Ohio killer facing execution next week by an untried lethal drug process has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a reprieve.

36 Years For Ex-Ohio Doctor In Pregnant Mom Death

A New Albany ex-Doctor has been sentenced to 36 years in prison in the death of Deanna Ballman.
December 20, 2013

An ex-Ohio doctor has been sentenced to more than 36 years in prison for raping and killing an expectant mom who died after receiving a fatal heroin overdose.

Judge Won’t Stop Condemned Ohio Killer’s Execution

A federal judge has refused to delay the scheduled execution of Ohio death row inmate Ronald Phillips.
November 7, 2013

A federal judge has declined to block a child killer’s upcoming execution at the request of lawyers suing over Ohio’s new process for carrying out capital punishment.

Federal Judge In Columbus Allows Video Testimony From Death Row

Federal Judge Gregory Frost will allow video testimony in case challenging Ohio's method of execution.
October 31, 2013

A federal judge is allowing a condemned Ohio child killer to testify by video at a hearing over the state’s plan to use a never-tried lethal drug combination on him next month.

Analysis: Tough Times For Ohio Prison System

Without a fix, State Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Director Gary Mohr warns, the state could need another prison starting in 2017.
22, 2013

Ohio’s prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches.

Matthew Cordle Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Vehicular Homicide

Matthew Corlde
Matthew Cordle, (center), of Powell
18, 2013

A Powell, Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.

Ohio Commissions Report On Prison Inmate Suicides

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has commissioned a report on prison inmate suicides.
17, 2013

Ohio has commissioned a review of two high-profile prison inmate suicides by two of the country’s leading criminal justice experts.