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Kasich Delays Nine Executions As Court Fight Continues

May 1, 2017
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Gov. John Kasich has delayed nine executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.

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After blocking executions in Ohio almost three weeks ago, a federal appeals court will reconsider that ruling on whether Ohio can use a new method of lethal injection.

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Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien will pursue the death penalty against Brian Golsby, the man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering Ohio State University senior Reagan Tokes in early February.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the state of Texas has been using an unconstitutional and obsolete medical standard for determining whether those convicted of murder are exempt from the death penalty because of mental deficiency.

The 5-to-3 decision came in the case of Bobby James Moore, who killed a store clerk in Houston in 1980 during a botched robbery.

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Ohio's parole board has denied clemency for a death row inmate, but that execution remains in limbo because of a recent federal court ruling. 

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As a federal court fight continues over the state’s new proposed method of lethal injection, a freshman state lawmaker is proposing expanding the death penalty in Ohio.

Ohio Appeals Ruling Haulting Executions

Feb 21, 2017
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A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state hopes to start carrying out executions once again.

Death Penalty in Ohio

Feb 15, 2017
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Since the execution of Dennis McGuire in 2014, the state of Ohio has worked to acquire new lethal injection drugs for its 29 currently scheduled executions. The first lethal injection in Ohio since then  was supposed to take place today, but on Thursday a federal judge rejected Ohio's current lethal injection cocktail, stating the current method is cruel and unusual punishment. Today we'll discuss the state of the death penalty in Ohio and around the country with a panel of guests.

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A coalition of anti-death penalty advocates are hoping Gov. John Kasich will once again delay the execution of a death row inmate next month. They rallied at the Ohio Statehouse where religious leaders tried to appeal to Kasich’s faith.

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Records show Ohio has obtained repeat supplies of the lethal drugs it plans to use on a condemned child killer next month. Inventory logs obtained by The Associated Press through a records request also show Ohio has enough drugs to carry out multiple executions.

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