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Ohio’s Lethal Injection Expert Ends Role

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Ohio and other states have lost an 'expert witness' in lethal injection death penalty cases.
11:51AM
August
20, 2014

A leading expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods has ended his role, creating another potential hurdle for Ohio and other states scrambling to find workable execution systems.

Ohio’s Moratorium On Executions Extended Through End Of Year

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A federal judge has extended the moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15. The moratorium was scheduled to end this week.
11:18AM
August
11, 2014

The one-page order by Columbus federal judge Gregory Frost issued Friday affects the state’s latest death penalty policy change, which was announced in late April and increases the amount of the sedative and painkiller Ohio uses.

Condemned Ohio Killer’s Death Sentence Upheld

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A divided Ohio Supreme Court Thursday upheld the death penalty for Gregory Osie in a case involving murder to eliminate a witness.
3:28PM
July 10, 2014

A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who fatally stabbed his girlfriend’s business partner in an argument over a forged check.

Federal Judge Orders Temporary Halt To Ohio Executions

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A federal judge has placed a two-and-a-half month moratorium on the death penalty in Ohio.
1:42PM
May
28, 2014

A federal judge has ordered a 2 1/2-month moratorium on executions in Ohio to allow time for arguments over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.

Ohio Death Penalty Committee Releases Final Report

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A task force that studied the death penalty in Ohio issued its final report Wednesday. The report includes 56 recommendations.
1:50PM
May 21, 2014

A committee that spent over two years studying Ohio’s capital punishment law has released its final report with recommendations aimed at reducing the influence of race and geography on death penalty cases.

Parole Board Votes Unanimously For Clemency For Convicted Killer

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Arthur Tyler was convicted in the 1983 killing of a Cleveland produce vendor.
9:00AM
April 30, 2014

A panel is recommending that Gov. John Kasich grant clemency for a death row inmate who’s scheduled to be executed next month.

Ohio To Increase Lethal Injection Drug Dosage

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The Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections said Monday it will increase its lethal injection drug dosage.
4:53PM
April 28, 2014

Ohio said it is increasing the dosage of the lethal injection drugs used to put condemned inmates to death.

Prosecutors Criticize Ohio Death Penalty Review

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A group of Ohio prosecutors takes exception to a recent report on the death penalty that would limit the use of lethal injection to only the worst cases.
2:58PM
April 22, 2014

Prosecutors are criticizing final proposals in a report about Ohio’s capital punishment law, calling them anti-death penalty.

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.