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Judges Stays Execution, Blasts Ohio’s Death Penalty

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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."
7:26AM
January
12, 2012

The lethal injection of 45-year-old Charles Lorraine is on hold after U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost criticized the state for the way it carries out executions.

Ohio Executes Man Who Killed 3 Sons

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Reginald Brooks
12:06PM
November 15, 2011

An Ohio man executed for fatally shooting his three sons while they slept in 1982 has died with his hand clenched in an obscene gesture.

Governor Commutes Death Sentence For Marion Man

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Joseph Murphy was convicted of brutally killing an elderly Marion woman in 1987.
7:30AM
September 27, 2011

The Governor noted Joseph Murphy’s horrific childhood destined him for disaster.

Ohio Parole Board: No Clemency For Hamilton County Man

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April
13, 2011

The Ohio Parole Board is recommending Governor John Kasich deny clemency for a convicted killer from Hamilton county scheduled to be executed next month.

Ohio Condemned Killer Wants Execution Delayed

12:00AM
September
25, 2009

An Ohio man sentenced to die for strangling his 67-year-old neighbor wants his execution delayed because of last week’s botched attempt to put another inmate todeath.

Failed Execution Raises Questions about Ohio’s Method of Lethal Injection

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September
16, 2009

Tuesday’s failed attempt to administer a lethal injection to convicted murderer Romell Broom has the American Civil Liberties Union calling for an immediate stop to executions in Ohio and the governor waiting to hear what’s next from prisons officials.

Governor Denies Clemency to Romell Broom

12:00AM
September
14, 2009

Gov. Ted Strickland has denied clemency to a death row inmate who raped and stabbed to death a 14-year-old girl 25 years ago.

The American Civil Liberties Union Wants A Halt to Executions in Ohio.

12:00AM
May
24, 2007

An inmate’s size is being blamed for the longest execution delay since the state resumed capital punishment in 1999. The A-C-L-U of Ohio has called on the state to stop executions because of the problems.

Biros execution canceled

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March
20, 2007

The wait went down to the wire, but what would have been the first execution of the Strickland administration did not happen as scheduled.

Inmate executed after delay and complications

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May
2, 2006

A killer delayed his own execution by sitting up and telling witnesses gathered to watch him die that the drugs that are supposed to knock him out weren’t working.