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Prosecutor: Report Would End Ohio Death Penalty

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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.
2:42PM
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.

State Releases Annual Death Penalty Report

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10:42AM
April
1, 2014

The annual report covers every execution in Ohio since 1981 when the state reinstated the death penalty. Four people joined that list in 2013.

Ohio Governor Delays Killer’s Upcoming Execution

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Governor Kasich has postponed the execution of Gregory Lott after the record long execution of Dennis McGuire in January.
4:51PM
February 7, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has issued a reprieve for a condemned killer scheduled to die next month following the recent extended execution of an inmate who repeatedly gasped during the procedure.

Ohio Governor Continues To Support Death Penalty

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Governor John Kasich told The Associated Press Legislative Forum he supports the death penalty despite the prolonged death of Dennis McGuire last week.
12:38PM
January 30, 2014

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.

Former Prisons Head Opposes Death Penalty

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Terry Collins has spoken out several times against the death penalty citing its traumatic effect on staff members.
3:55PM
January 22, 2014

A former state prisons chief spoke out against the death penalty today. Retired director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Terry Collins says the state of Ohio needs to get out of the execution business.

Family Promises Lawsuit Over 25-Minute Execution

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The 53-year-old McGuire was sentenced for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of Joy Stewart in western Ohio's Preble County.
11:00AM
January 16, 2014

Dennis McGuire’s attorney Allen Bohnert called the convicted killer’s death “a failed, agonizing experiment” and added: “The people of the state of Ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names.”

Governor John Kasich Delays Execution of Convicted Killer

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4:43PM
November 13, 2013

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.

Judge Won’t Stop Condemned Ohio Killer’s Execution

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A federal judge has refused to delay the scheduled execution of Ohio death row inmate Ronald Phillips.
1:21PM
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.

Bill Would Allow Execution For Violent Sexual Assault

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Republican State Rep. John Becker says six other states already have a similar law in place.
7:56AM
August 28, 2013

A proposal to allow the death penalty people with multiple convictions of violent sexual assault goes against the recommendations of a task force studying Ohio’s execution policies.

Board Rejects Mercy For Condemned Ohio Killer Of 2

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The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for condemned killer Harry Mitts Jr. who shot two people, including a police officer.
11:35AM
August 27, 2013

The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a condemned killer who shot two people, including a police officer.