Executions Could Increase In Ohio

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Ohio could execute at least seven killers next year now that an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment has ended in the state and numerous inmates exhaust
decades-old appeals.

The change could come after a federal judge's examination of the state's execution procedures and an unrelated decision by Gov. John Kasich to spare two prisoners halted executions for six months beginning in May.

Tuesday's execution of Reginald Brooks, 66, marked the end of that break. He was put to death for fatally shooting his three sons as they slept in 1982, shortly after his wife filed for divorce.

The next execution is Jan. 18, when Charles Lorraine is scheduled to die for stabbing an elderly couple to death in their Trumbull County home in 1986.