death penalty

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

A Dayton area federal magistrate has delayed the next three scheduled executions until a challenge to the state’s new three-drug lethal injection method is settled.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing the mother of his two children and her boyfriend.

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The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a condemned Ohio killer who says the state should not get a second chance to put him to death after he survived a botched execution in 2009.

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.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears a case that questions intellectual disabilities and the death penalty — specifically, what standards states may use in determining whether a defendant convicted of murder is mentally deficient.

Attorneys Liken Execution Plan To Burning Inmates At Stake

Oct 27, 2016
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Defense attorneys rushing to stop Ohio's first execution in three years say the state's new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive.

A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of an Ohio man convicted of aggravated murder in a 1985 slaying.

Death Penalty In Ohio

Oct 6, 2016
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Support for the death penalty has been on the decline and recently hit a a record, four decade low. Despite the decline, legislators in many states continue to back capital punishment. Today we discuss Ohio as it prepares to reinstate the death penalty after a two year hiatus, and look at how Nebraska ended the practice.

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Ohio says it plans to carry out at least three executions next year with a new three-drug combination.

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A group that fights for an end to the death penalty in Ohio has issued a new report showing a task force’s recent recommendations are not being implemented.

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