State Executes 49th Inmate Since 1999

Nov 13, 2012

Convicted murderer Brett Hartman was executed today with a lethal injection.

He had been convicted of the 1997 slaying of an Akron woman, Winda Snipes, stabbing her more than 100 times and cutting off her hands. His lawyers contended his trial attorneys didn’t do a thorough enough job… his death sentence should be changed to life in prison…….but the Ohio Parole Board recommended no clemency….and Governor John Kasich agreed that the execution should move ahead. Andrew Welsh-Huggins is a reporter for the Ohio Associated Press, and he witnessed the execution. He tells Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen that the lethal injection went smoothly and was uneventful.