Prosecutor Asks Court to Schedule 2nd Attempt at Execution

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set a new execution date for a condemned killer who survived a botched execution in 2009.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said in a Monday filing that death row inmate Romell Broom has successfully stalled his execution for seven years with multiple appeals.

The state stopped Broom’s execution after two hours in September 2009 when executioners failed to find a usable vein following 18 attempts to insert needles.

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court turned away Broom’s arguments that a second attempt would amount to cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy.

Broom was sentenced to die for raping and killing 14-year-old Tryna Middleton after abducting her in Cleveland in 1984.

A message was left with Broom’s attorney.