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.
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 […]