Capital Punishment Panel Poised To Issue Report

Apr 17, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor says divisionsĀ on a panel studying capital punishment convened in 2011 by O'Connor finalized its recommendations last week and now awaits a dissenting report from prosecutors on the committee who disagreed with some proposals.

Recommendations include reducing the number of crimes eligible for the death penalty and creating a statewide board that would have the final say over death penalty charges in the state. O'Connor says the committee's goal represents a fair analysis of Ohio's 3-decade old capital punishment law.