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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.

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.

Ohio Appeals Ruling On Condemned Inmate

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Abdul Awkul admits to fatally shooting his wife and brother-in-law inside a Cleveland courthouse 20 years ago, but he argues his life should be spared because of severe mental illness.
11:43AM
June 18, 2012

The state is appealing a judge’s decision that a Cleveland man is too mentally ill to be executed for killing his estranged wife and brother-in-law in a courtroom basement.

Busy Execution Schedule Follows Return Of Death Penalty

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Ohio has 11 executions scheduled over the next 20 months.
8:57AM
April
19, 2012

Ohio could regain its status as one of the country’s busiest death penalty states, with 11 executions scheduled over the next 20 months.

Execution Ends Six-Month Moratorium

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Mark Wiles is scheduled to die April 18 for the 1985 murder of a 15-year-old boy.
11:00AM
April 18, 2012

Mark Wiles was executed in Lucasville this morning, marking the state’s first execution since a federal judge criticized the state’s adhesion to its lethal injection procedures.

Faith Leaders Want Mercy For Ohio Death Row Inmate

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Religious leaders work to stop the April 18th execution in Ohio of 49 year old Mark Wiles.
10:26AM
April
10, 2012

More than 200 religious leaders are asking Ohio Governor John Kasich to spare a man scheduled for execution next week for fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy during a farmhouse burglary.

Ohio Board Recommends No Mercy In Teen’s Death

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3:44PM
March
23, 2012

The Ohio Parole Board is recommending Gov. John Kasich deny clemency to a man sentenced to die for stabbing to death the teenage son of his employers while burglarizing their farmhouse.

An Ohio Man’s February Execution Halted

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Ohio man's execution halted.
11:24AM
January
26, 2012

A federal judge with no objection from the state has stopped next month’s Ohio execution of a man who says he’s innocent in an arson fire that killed his 3-year-old son.

Ohio Awaits Supreme Court Ruling On Execution

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U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost wrote a blistering report on Ohio's death penalty practice, writing that he has to micromanage executions and that the state "needs to do what it says it will do."
8:29AM
January
17, 2012

The state says a federal judge and a federal appeals court erred in ruling that Ohio does not follow its own execution procedures.