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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed two death row inmates’ 2021 executions as the state’s unofficial death penalty moratorium continues. The announcement comes as Ohio struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection. The Republican governor’s warrants of reprieve were issued Friday for condemned prisoners Melvin Bonnell and… Read More
Executions had been set to resume next month after a 16-year pause. A federal judge halted the sentences as inmates challenge the government’s lethal injection protocol.
For the first time in three years, there likely won’t be an execution in Ohio this year. That’s according to Gov. Mike DeWine, who says an execution planned for December probably won’t go forward. James Galen Hanna is set to die for a Toledo murder in 1978 on Dec. 11. But DeWine has doubts. “No, I… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says Ohio went ahead with executions in recent years even after drugmakers threatened to cut off supplies if medications were used for lethal injection. Copies of letters obtained by The Columbus Dispatch show drugmakers warned Ohio officials going back to at least 2015. The paper reported Wednesday that London-based Hikma Pharmaceuticals… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine has put off all upcoming executions till a new lethal injection method is developed, which he has said will happen in the coming weeks. But the head of the prisons agency says it’s taking some time. DeWine ordered the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to come up with a new method after… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine says there won’t be any executions in Ohio in the near future. DeWine told reporters at an Ohio Associated Press event that a federal court has ruled Ohio’s existing death penalty drugs are cruel and unusual punishment. That’s why he delayed the execution of Wayne Keith Henness weeks ago. And now DeWine says he has put… Read More