Ohio is set to execute 43-year-old #Ronald Phillips on July 26. He is scheduled for the state’s first execution since January 16, 2014, when it took 26 minutes to execute Dennis McQuire as he struggled for life – gasping, seizing, and snorting.
As Ohio plans for the first execution in more than three years, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) has released their execution policy.
Rejecting Eighth Amendment challenges to the drug cocktail Ohio uses to give the death penalty, a federal judge moved the state one step closer Wednesday to resuming lethal injections.
Ohio is set to execute an Akron man inmate later this month. If it happens, it will be the first execution in the state in three-and-a half years. And death penalty opponents are trying to stop it.
Are any of the 27 who are scheduled to be executed innocent? I don’t know. You don’t know. The governor doesn’t know. That’s the problem.
– Dale Johnston, Ohio Death Row Exoneree
If Ohio goes forward, it will do so without implementing the most substantial recommendations of an impressive Ohio Supreme Court task force on improving capital punishment.
Ohio says it’s following a mandatory checklist for putting inmates to death as it prepares for the state’s first execution in more than three years. Items on that checklist include determining that the state has enough lethal drugs for the execution, evaluating the inmate’s mental health and checking his veins for the insertion of IVs.
Ohio is a step closer to resuming executions after a federal court narrowly voted in the state’s favor in a case over its lethal injection process. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday reversed a judge’s order that delayed three executions after he declared Ohio’s lethal injection process unconstitutional.