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In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Ohio Senate OKs Death Penalty Ban Of Severely Mentally Ill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers voted to pass a bill banning the execution of the severely mentally ill during a lame duck legislative session. The House legislation informally passed during a Senate session after receiving broad support from Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly. A spokesman for GOP Senate President Larry Obhof says… Read More