Capital Punishment

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8:54 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Lawmaker Gains Support For Abolishing Death Penalty

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

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4:53 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court To Decide If Broom Will Get Second Death Sentence

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

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9:31 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Murder Victim’s Husband Says Witnessing Execution Of Her Killer Changed His Mind

David Brewer was the ninth person executed by the state of Ohio since capital punishment was reinstated.
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The survivor of a murder victim who witnessed the killer’s execution now says he has second thoughts about capital punishment. 

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6:40 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Senate Considering Plan To Ban Executions Of Mentally Ill Inmates

Democratic State Senator Sandra Williams is a co-sponsor of the bill
Credit State of Ohio

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

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6:34 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Report: Ohio Executed Three People Last Year

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.

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6:51 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

11 Ohio executions rescheduled over next 2 years

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. 

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6:35 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Kasich Grants Clemency To Tyler

Associated Press

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

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6:25 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Capital Punishment Panel Poised To Issue Report

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.

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7:04 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Poll: Ohioans Support Capital Punishment

A Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohioans strongly support the death penalty, but support declines when a jury has other options.

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6:27 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Death Row Inmate Sues To Block His Execution

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.

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7:23 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Problems With Execution Of Convicted Killer

Associated Press

An attorney for the family of a killer whose execution by lethal injection Thursday was marked by several minutes of unprecedented gasping and unusual sounds plans to sue the state over what happened.

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7:41 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Proposal To Abolish Death Penalty Appeals To Cost-Conscious

There’s another bill in the Ohio House of Representatives to abolish the death penalty.

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6:42 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Panel Recommends No Death Penalty For Mentally Ill Offenders

An Ohio Supreme Court committee examining capital punishment wants lawmakers to debate whether the death penalty should be off the table for offenders with serious mental illness.

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7:12 am
Fri June 28, 2013

SUPCO Panel Issues Death Penalty Recommendations

An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying the death penalty is recommending many of the added factors that lead to a capital punishment case, such as rape, robbery or burglary, be removed from the state's death penalty law.

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9:19 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Former Justice Now Opposes Death Penalty

A former Ohio Supreme Court justice who mostly sided with the majority in death penalty cases says she now opposes capital punishment.

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