Ronald Phillips

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.

Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio is set to execute an Akron man inmate later this month. If it happens, it will be the first execution in the state in three-and-a half years. And death penalty opponents are trying to stop it.

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Gov. John Kasich has denied mercy for the next inmate in line for execution. But his order also delayed that lethal injection.

State Rejects Temporary Reprieve For Ohio Child Killer

Dec 5, 2016

Ohio prosecutors have rejected a proposal to temporarily delay the January execution of a man set to die for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.