Ohio was starting final preparations Tuesday for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he’s put to death this week.
The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to provide the pillow for death row prisoner Alva Campbell on Wednesday because of breathing issues he could experience while lying flat.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday rejected a request for mercy from a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health he should be spared from execution next month
Attorneys for death row inmate Alva Campbell say his breathing problems and poor veins will create a spectacle when lethal injection is attempted. They also argue he was regularly beaten, sexually abused and tortured as a child. Attorneys late last week asked the high court to stop Campbell’s Nov. 15 execution. The state was expected […]
Allowing a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month would be a “reasonable” accommodation, according to a doctor working for Ohio’s prison system.
A federal appeals court has rejected arguments attempting to stop the execution next month of a condemned Ohio inmate who says he’s too ill for lethal injection.
A bill that would abolish the death penalty in Ohio and replace it with a life sentence without parole was officially introduced Wednesday.
The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a request for mercy from a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month.