In 2014, Dennis McGuire of Montgomery County was executed. The process did not go as planned. No executions have happened in Ohio since, and the state has been caught in a protracted legal battle over which drugs can be used in executions.
If the State fails to join in the search for truth, the Ohio Supreme Court should do what justice requires and safeguard Noling’s rights to the best and most accurate DNA testing. The ultimate punishment requires absolute certainty.
The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a new round of arguments Tuesday in a Northeast Ohio death-penalty case that has stretched on for more than a quarter century.
A federal appeals court Wednesday debated whether to lift an injunction that prevents Ohio from resuming executions after more than three years of delays.
In a remarkable series of losses and appeals, Ohio state officials are currently attempting to convince yet another federal court to allow them to use a lethal injection protocol which is in direct violation of representations state officials made eight years ago in order to prevail at an earlier phase of the ongoing litigation.
Not the worst of the worst, or why Ohio should spare from execution those with severe mental illness
Evelyn Lundberg Stratton recently reminded state lawmakers about the “evolving standards of decency” when it comes to the death penalty. The former Ohio Supreme Court justice noted that the execution of juveniles has been barred. The same applies to those with intellectual disabilities.
For the second year in a row, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association voiced strong opposition to a bill that would keep severely mentally ill people from being executed on death row.
With executions currently on hold, the staff at Ohioans to Stop Executions has been hard at work making sure that we’re able to deliver our members the latest news, educational resources, and actions necessary to end the death penalty in Ohio.