Fentanyl drove another record year of overdose deaths in Ohio. Two states want to put the drug’s potency to another use: capital punishment.
The absurdity of the death penalty has been on display across the country this month. For the second time in recent years, a condemned killer emerged alive from the Ohio death house, reported the Columbus Dispatch.
A day after another failed execution in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich’s office says the state’s capital punishment protocol doesn’t need to change.
Ohio governor John Kasich rescheduled the execution for June 5, 2019.
After prison officials couldn’t find a suitable vein, Alva Campbell’s scheduled execution by lethal injection Tuesday was called off.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday afternoon rejecting a request to postpone the execution. Campbell’s attorney’s tried to make the case that he is too sick to be put to death.
The state of Ohio could find no way to give Alva Campbell comfort as a child, but, now that he’s dying, the state of Ohio is doing everything it can to make sure he’s comfortable while the state of Ohio is killing him.
Campbell arrived at the death house at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday in Lucasville, about 85 miles south of Columbus. He is set to die by injection Wednesday.