lethal injection

State of Ohio / Governor's office

Gov. John Kasich has finished dealing with executions for the remainder of his time in office following a modern-era record of death penalty commutations.

Execution chamber in Florida
Doug Smith / Florida Department of Corrections

Ohio has put to death a killer sentenced to die for stabbing and strangling a man he met in a bar in 1985.

Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Ohio planned Tuesday to move a condemned killer to the state death house as it begins preparations for its first execution in several months.

Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the state's three-decades-old death penalty law, rejecting a challenge that argued juries and not judges should impose death sentences.

Thomas Bradley / WOSU News

Gov. John Kasich has announced he will delay the execution of condemned killer Raymond Tibbetts.

OTSE

A juror who voted for a death sentence 20 years ago is now asking Ohio Gov. John Kasich to spare the condemned killer.

As public support for the death penalty wanes, the number of executions and projected death sentences in 2017 rose only slightly, remaining at nearly 25-year lows, according to the annual report released Thursday by the Death Penalty Information Center.

There were 23 executions this year, the center says. Over the past 25 years, only last year's total, 20, was lower.

Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Ohio temporarily delayed the execution of Alva Campbell, Jr. after several unsuccessful attempts to insert an IV. 

Execution chamber in Florida
Doug Smith / Florida Department of Corrections

Ohio has executed a second convicted killer with a three-drug mixture that was first tried in July. But the condemned inmate’s lawyer says there may have been a problem this time. 

Ohio Supreme Court
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The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected death row inmate Gary Otte's request to delay his execution while he pursues an appeal. Otte is scheduled to die next week.

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After a three-year break from executions, Ohio is scheduled to execute its second inmate this summer after a denial of clemency by Gov. John Kasich.

The state of Ohio executed its first death row inmate in more than three years today (Wednesday) after a questionable lethal injection in 2014 sparked a long legal battle over how the state carries out the death penalty. This execution seemed to have a very different result.

Ronald Phillips Executed After Prolonged Legal Fight

Jul 26, 2017
Ronald Phillips
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Ohio has put to death a child killer in the state's first execution in more than three years, following a prolonged search for - and legal fight over - lethal drugs.

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Fifteen pharmacology professors have filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court arguing to stop Wednesday’s scheduled execution of a condemned child killer from Akron.

Petitions that were delivered to Governor Kasich

After a three-year break, Ohio is set to execute a death row inmate later this month. Ronald Phillips was convicted of raping and killing his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter in Akron in 1993. He's scheduled for execution July 26, but opponents of the death penalty continue pressing Governor John Kasich for a last-minute reprieve.

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