Death Row Inmate Sues To Block His Execution

Jan 24, 2014

An Ohio death row inmate is suing to stop his March execution, alleging the state's capital punishment policy leaves open the chance someone could remain clinically alive after being pronounced dead.

51-year-old Gregory Lott says inmates also run the risk of unnecessary pain and suffering. The lawsuit asks a judge to halt Lott's March 19th execution, declare the state's new policy unconstitutional, and determine Ohio is violating state and federal drug laws by its use of  drugs without a prescription. Courts blocked his execution ten years ago.