lethal injection

Sixth Circuit Decision Allows Ohio to Resume Executions

On Wednesday, the en banc Sixth Circuit ruled 8-6 that Ohio may resume lethal injections using a three drug mixture that includes the controversial sedative midazolam. The ruling reverses the injunction issued in January, and upheld in April.  The last execution in Ohio was in 2014, when Dennis McGuire struggled for over 20 minutes before …

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Ohio executions remain uncertain as FDA warns the state not to import drug

Ohio’s ability to carry out lethal injections remains up in the air as the state’s next scheduled execution nears, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Ronald Phillips is scheduled to be executed in January 2016 after months of delays related to problems with accessing and using lethal injections drugs. The FDA recently sent a letter to Ohio’s Department …

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Does a second execution attempt violate constitutional rights? Ohio Supreme Court to decide

The Ohio Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in a failed execution case. According to a case synopsis by Court News Ohio, Romell Broom was convicted of the aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping of a 14-year-old Cleveland girl in 1985. He was sentenced to death. In September 2009 the State attempted to execute Broom, but …

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