After a federal court ruling likening Ohio’s execution method to waterboard and injecting fire in the veins of the prisoner, Gov. Mike DeWine issued a reprieve Friday afternoon for a Columbus killer slated to die next month.
DeWine has directed the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to assess Ohio’s current options for execution drugs and examine possible alternative drugs.
Warren Henness was scheduled to be executed Feb. 13. DeWine set a new date for Sept. 12.