Capital Punishment

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio Governor John Kasich has set a new execution date for a death row inmate whose poor veins forced a stop to yesterday's attempted lethal injection procedure.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The attorney for a death row inmate whose clemency request was rejected by the Ohio Parole Board says they're disappointed and hope for clemency or a reprieve by the governor.


A federal magistrate judge has ruled the physical reaction of death row inmate Gary Otte during his execution earlier this month was not sufficient to stop it under current state law governing lethal injections.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio's prison system says officials followed proper security protocols when the attorney witnessing yesterday's execution of her client tried to leave the witness room.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he will not spare a condemned killer.

Ohio has scheduled more executions set than any other state.

Ohio Public Radio

The state yesterday carried out its first execution in more than three years after a botched execution sparked a lengthy court battle. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio is scheduled to execute death row inmate Ronald Phillips via lethal injection on July 26th, now that courts have approved the state's protocol. 

Attorneys for three Ohio death row inmates are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay their scheduled executions.

A federal appeals court paved the way on Wednesday for Ohio to resume executions by lifting a lower court's decision to halt the state's lethal injection process.

It was a contentious decision that split the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in an 8-6 vote.

In the case brought by death row inmates, the judges focused on the effects of the sedative midazolam, one of the three lethal injection drugs used by Ohio.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has delayed nine executions as a legal fight continues over the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.

Death penalty laws are on the books in 31 states, but only five carried out executions last year. Now Arkansas is rushing to execute death row inmates at an unprecedented pace this month, before the state's supply of lethal drugs expires.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Parole Board has released its recommendation on whether Governor John Kasich should spare the life of a man who killed two people in back-to-back robberies in Parma almost exactly 25 years ago. 


Ohio says it has enough lethal injection drugs on hand for a fourth execution this year, but it is staying tight-lipped about additional supplies.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio's leading anti-death penalty group is calling on Governor John Kasich to halt future executions, including one scheduled for next month.

The state has scheduled a December 1 clemency hearing for the first inmate scheduled for execution next year with a new lethal injection cocktail.

An anti-death penalty group has issued a new report showing a state task force's recent recommendations are not being implemented.

State of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend's ex-husband and a man who killed a woman he lived with and her two children.

Ohio doesn’t have an execution scheduled for nine months, and the state doesn’t have the lethat injection  drugs necessary to carry it out.

The state has delayed execution dates for death row inmate because of a lack of lethal injection drugs. 

Death penalty opponents plan to walk from the prison where Ohio inmates are executed to the Statehouse as part of a capital punishment protest. 

A recent study shows in the 15 states that elect supreme court justices - including Ohio - death sentences are reversed 11 percent of the time.

A state lawmaker is finding new allies in her fight to abolish the death penalty.

WCBE Files

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide if a convicted killer who has already been through one execution attempt should be sentenced to die again.


The survivor of a murder victim who witnessed the killer’s execution now says he has second thoughts about capital punishment. 

State of Ohio

The Ohio Senate is now considering a proposal banning the execution of mentally ill killers. 

An annual report by the Ohio Attorney General's office on capital punishment shows three people were sentenced to die last year, bringing the total number under Ohio's 1981 law to 323 sentences.

Ohio has announced rescheduled execution dates for 11 condemned killers following a federal judge's order that put capital punishment on hold in the state through mid-January. 

Kasich Grants Clemency To Tyler

Apr 30, 2014
Associated Press

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has granted clemency to a death row inmate scheduled to die next month for a 1983 slaying.

Capital Punishment Panel Poised To Issue Report

Apr 17, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor says divisions 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.