Ronald Phillips

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. 

At 10:43 a.m. Wednesday, inmate and convicted murderer Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead, executed via lethal injection by the state of Ohio — the first time the state has carried out a death sentence in more than three years.

Phillips' death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville may mark the end of one chapter in the state's battle to find a legally permissible means of execution – and the state may soon begin carrying out many more death sentences.

State of Ohio

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by a death row inmate to stay his execution scheduled for today.

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.

A federal magistrate has declared Ohio's new lethal injection protocal unconstitutional and has delayed three upcoming executions.

Records show Ohio has obtained repeat supplies of the lethal drugs it plans to use on a condemned child killer next month.

State of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has rejected clemency for the first death row inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new lethal injection process.

State of Ohio

A federal judge has issued a stay in the January execution of an Ohio death row inmate and two others scheduled to die in 2017.

State of Ohio

The Ohio Parole Board has rejected clemency for the first death row inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new lethal injection process.

Karen Kasler

The first man scheduled to be put to death in Ohio since a problematic execution almost three years ago is asking for life without parole. 

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

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state plans to carry out at least three executions next year with a new three-drug lethal injection combination.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it's dropping the two-drug lethal injection cocktail used to execute an inmate last year during which he repeatedly gasped and snorted.

A death row inmate seeking to donate a kidney to his mother before his execution is requesting another reprieve.

Judge Orders Delay Of Two Lethal Injections

May 29, 2014

A federal judge has ordered a temporary halt to capital punishment in Ohio, meaning a delay in the next two scheduled executions.

State of Ohio

Governor John Kasich has issued a temporary stay of execution for a convicted killer scheduled to die tomorrow, in order to study his request to donate organs to his ailing mother and sister.

Two decisions announced on Thursday mean that next week, Ohio will once again become the first state to use an untested execution method.

Death Row Inmate Challenging Use Of New Lethal Injection Drugs

Oct 29, 2013

A death row inmate is asking a federal judge to delay his upcoming execution while he fights the state's newly announced lethal injection process.

Parole Board Rejects Clemency For Phillips

Oct 25, 2013

The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against clemency for a death row inmate facing execution on November 14th.