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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state prison system must share more requested records on the acquisition and supply of its lethal-injection drugs. The high court decided Friday that the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction could not claim certain documents were entirely exempt from open records laws because they… Read More
It’s a shift for the church, which used to consider the death penalty an “acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good” in response to certain crimes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of stabbing to death an elderly couple inside their home. The court on Friday scheduled Charles Lorraine to die on March 15, 2023, for the 1986 slayings of 77-year-old Raymond Montgomery and his 80-year-old bedridden wife, Doris Montgomery,… Read More
The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2017 execution date for a death row inmate sentenced to die more than 25 years ago. Records show that Melvin Bonnell shot 23-year-old Robert Bunner in his Cleveland apartment on Nov. 28, 1986, in front of Bunner’s two roommates. Bonnell was sentenced to die in 1988. The court… Read More
An agreement has been reached over death row inmates’ subpoenas of Board of Pharmacy information about drugs used for lethal injection in Ohio. At issue were attempts by inmates’ lawyers to find out more about the state’s lethal injection process, which now calls for two drugs Ohio doesn’t have and which may only be available… Read More
Four death row inmates challenging an Ohio law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs have appealed a judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit. The inmates argue the new law violates free speech rights, contending in part that the measure restricts information that helps inform the public debate over capital punishment. U.S. District… Read More