A panel from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Raymond Tibbetts’s petition to challenge his convictions was barred because it is considered “second or successive.” Such petitions are not allowed except under limited circumstances, and the panel’s majority ruled that Tibbetts did not overcome that threshold.
Two WCPO.com readers responded to an op-ed on the death penalty in Ohio by sharing their opinions. The original column was written by Linda Collins, the widow of Terry Collins, who was director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and oversaw executions, from 2006 to 2010.
I killed a man last week.
So did you.
“The continued use of capital punishment is wasteful, arbitrary, and always carries the possibility of execution of an innocent person. It’s time that Ohio invests in an alternative. That is why I have once again introduced legislation (SB 94) that would replace the death penalty with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.”