“U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan has granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits the government from carrying out the first federal executions in 16 years. The injunction was entered in a lawsuit challenging the legality and constitutionality of the government’s lethal injection protocol. The following is a statement from Shawn Nolan, one of the attorneys […]
All Sides With Ann Fisher’s segment this morning on Ohio’s death penalty is the perfect opportunity to introduce one of OTSE’s new board members, Jonathan Mann. Jonathan called into Ann Fisher’s show this morning to share his story. From our Board & Staff Page: http://otse.org/board-staff/ After Thomas Knuff was arrested and charged for his father’s […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio will not hold any executions in 2019, as Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday delayed execution dates for death-row inmates James Galen Hanna and Kareem Jackson because of ongoing issues with finding execution drugs. Read more here.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservatives in states including Wyoming, Utah and Ohio vowed Monday to keep pushing for the repeal of state-level death penalty sentences, even as U.S. officials move toward resuming federal executions. Read more here.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that just because an inmate feels like he’s being suffocated after a lethal injection, that doesn’t amount to cruel and unusual punishment. “Rather than debating how much pain we are willing to allow people being executed to endure, we should be debating whether the death penalty […]
I lost my father two years ago to a brutal and senseless murder. The man who took his life, Thomas Knuff, was recently sentenced to death. Knuff took my dad from me and robbed the two of us of invaluable time together. It’s impossible to describe the depths of my pain or how to cope […]
(CNN)Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine postponed the execution of a death row inmate amid struggles to find a company that will provide the state with drugs for a new lethal injection protocol. Warren Henness was scheduled to be executed on September 12, DeWine’s office said. His new execution date is May 14, giving officials about nine […]
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that state prison officials are finding it impossible to find any company to supply drugs an execution alternative to one that essentially has been declared cruel and unusual. He said he would talk to legislative leaders whether legislation allowing a different execution method should be pursued. Some Ohio death […]