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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.

New Ohio Execution Plan Due In October

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Ohio will get a new method for executions in October.
12:22PM
August
15, 2013

A court filing says Ohio plans to come up with a new process for executing condemned inmates no later than Oct. 4.

OhioGov.: No Clemency Despite DA’s Plea

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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Billy Slagle.Governor Kasich today refused to grant Billy Slagle clemency in the death of his neighbor.
4:01PM
July 24, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rejected clemency for a condemned Cleveland killer despite a prosecutor’s rare plea to commute his sentence to life without parole.

Divisions Mark Ohio Death Penalty Panel

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The Ohio Supreme Court committee report looking at changes in the death penalty is likely to be divided.
1:25PM
July
15, 2013

An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying changes to the state’s death penalty law is almost guaranteed to produce majority and minority reports on their findings when its work is finished later this year.

Death Penalty Panel: Save Punishment For Worst Of The Worst

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File photo
8:31AM
July
8, 2013

A task force reviewing Ohio’s death penalty law recommends narrowing the number of crimes that qualify for capital punishment.

Prosecutors Push Changes To Ohio Death Penalty Law

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The Ohio Supreme Court continues to examine the way the state administers the death penalty.
1:36PM
February
14, 2013

The committee reviewing Ohio’s death penalty law is considering a proposal to require lawyers representing death penalty clients to extensively document the amount of time they spend on their cases.

Northeast Ohio Man Executed For 1997 Murder

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Brett Hartman was convicted in the brutal 1997 murder of Winda Snipes in Akron.
10:40AM
November 13, 2012

The state of Ohio has executed Brett Hartman, the man convicted of brutally killing a Northeast Ohio woman in 1997.

Judges Refuses To Delay Execution

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Death row inmate Brett Hartman argues that the state altered its procedures during April and September executions.
11:28AM
November
5, 2012

A federal judge has rejected a condemned Ohio killer’s request to delay his upcoming execution over allegations that the state continues to deviate from its written execution policies.

Ohio Executes Eastern Ohio Killer

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Donald Palmer was pronounced dead at 10:35 a.m. Thursday.
10:55AM
September 20, 2012

Donald Palmer admitted to fatally shooting two people in Belmont County in 1989. In the days leading up to his execution he said he had found God and was ready to die to bring justice to his victims and their families.

Too Fat To Be Executed?

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Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems.
7:31AM
September 19, 2012

Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, says his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems.