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Ohio’s Lethal Injection Expert Ends Role

Ohio and other states have lost an 'expert witness' in lethal injection death penalty cases.
20, 2014

A leading expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods has ended his role, creating another potential hurdle for Ohio and other states scrambling to find workable execution systems.

Ohio’s Moratorium On Executions Extended Through End Of Year

A federal judge has extended the moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15. The moratorium was scheduled to end this week.
11, 2014

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 Supreme Court Reschedules Executions of Two Condemned Killers

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May 30, 2014

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.

Ohio To Increase Lethal Injection Drug Dosage

The Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections said Monday it will increase its lethal injection drug dosage.
April 28, 2014

Ohio said it is increasing the dosage of the lethal injection drugs used to put condemned inmates to death.

Judge Won’t Stop Ohio Execution By Untried Drugs

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An Ohio Federal Judge has refused to stop the execution of a convicted killer set to die later this week by an untried lethal injection method.
13, 2014

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.

Court Rejects Condemned Ohio Inmate’s Appeal

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31, 2013

A federal appeals court has rejected arguments by a condemned Ohio killer facing a never-tried execution method that he received poor legal assistance before sentencing.

Governor John Kasich Delays Execution of Convicted Killer

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November 13, 2013

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.

Ohio Clears Specialty Drug-makers In Executions

The state could begin executing death row inmates with a combination of lethal drugs if pentobarbitol remains in short supply.
October 4, 2013

Ohio could begin executing inmates with doses of a lethal injection drug prepared by specialized pharmacies under a change in its execution process prompted by difficulties securing the powerful sedative last used by the state.

Ohio Executes Eastern Ohio Killer

Donald Palmer was pronounced dead at 10:35 a.m. Thursday.
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.

Ohio’s Execution Drug Supply Expires In One Year

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Records show that Ohio has enough of its execution drug to complete seven of its 10 scheduled lethal injections.
18, 2012

Records show that Ohio has enough of its execution drug to complete seven of its 10 scheduled lethal injections.