The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead in central Ohio has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.
An anesthesiologist working for the family of an Ohio inmate put to death during a prolonged execution says the prisoner experienced pain and suffering before he lost consciousness.
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.
Ohio said it is increasing the dosage of the lethal injection drugs used to put condemned inmates to death.
The annual report covers every execution in Ohio since 1981 when the state reinstated the death penalty. Four people joined that list in 2013.
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.”
A federal judge has refused to stop the execution of an Ohio man facing death by a never-tried execution method that the inmate’s attorneys allege will cause him agony and terror.
A condemned Ohio killer facing execution next week by an untried lethal drug process has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a reprieve.
Ohio says it will use a never-tried dose of two drugs injected intravenously to put to death an inmate who raped and killed a pregnant woman.