A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.
A fast-moving bill would shield the names of companies whose drugs are used for lethal injections in Ohio, but its Republican sponsor says he’s open to allowing the secrecy provision to expire at some point in the future.
The state’s leading anti-death penalty group plans a series of forums this week to publicize the work of a Supreme Court panel that reviewed the state’s capital punishment law.
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.
A Columbus federal judge had postponed the execution of Ronald Phillips and William Montgomery to allowe debate over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.
A panel is recommending that Gov. John Kasich grant clemency for a death row inmate whoâ€™s scheduled to be executed next month.
Ohio says it is denying a condemned child killer’s request to donate organs to family members, a bid that halted his execution last year.
An Ohio prison official says the new execution process in the state first used in January worked “very well.”
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.”
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.
The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned killer facing execution next month under the state’s new, untested lethal injection process.