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The Ohio man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake online job offers has appealed his death penalty conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Republican Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters says a new ruling from the Catholic Church stating the death penalty is always inadmissible hasn't changed his stance that it is sometimes necessary. 

The Catholic Church now formally considers the death penalty "inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person" and is pledging to work for its abolition worldwide.

It's a shift for the church, which used to consider the death penalty a "means of safeguarding the common good" in response to "certain crimes." The update to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the book of official teachings of the church, was announced Thursday.

A convicted killer whose execution was delayed because of a juror’s letter won’t be put to death. 

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Ohio has put to death a killer sentenced to die for stabbing and strangling a man he met in a bar in 1985.

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Republican Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is frustrated with death penalty appeals, so he wants to use firing squads to execute condemned criminals.  

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The Ohio Supreme Court without comment has denied a death row inmates motion to stay his execution. 

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Attorneys for a condemned Ohio killer are criticizing Governor John Kasich's decision to deny clemency ahead of his scheduled July 18 execution. 

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The Ohio Parole Board is again recommending against clemency for a condemned killer.

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Attorneys for a condemned Ohio killer are criticizing the state parole board's recommendation against clemency for their client. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the state's three-decades-old death penalty law, rejecting a challenge that argued juries and not judges should impose death sentences. 

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A Fulton County jury has recommended the death penalty for the man convicted last week of killing a University of Toledo student in 2016.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has granted clemency to a death row inmate scheduled for execution on April 11.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake online job offers. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has delayed next week's scheduled execution of death row inmate Raymond Tibbits. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio Governor John Kasich has set a new execution date for a death row inmate whose poor veins forced a stop to yesterday's attempted lethal injection procedure.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The attorney for a death row inmate whose clemency request was rejected by the Ohio Parole Board says they're disappointed and hope for clemency or a reprieve by the governor.

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A federal magistrate judge has ruled the physical reaction of death row inmate Gary Otte during his execution earlier this month was not sufficient to stop it under current state law governing lethal injections.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio's prison system says officials followed proper security protocols when the attorney witnessing yesterday's execution of her client tried to leave the witness room.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he will not spare a condemned killer.

Ohio has scheduled more executions set than any other state.

Ohio Public Radio

The state yesterday carried out its first execution in more than three years after a botched execution sparked a lengthy court battle. 

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Ohio is scheduled to execute death row inmate Ronald Phillips via lethal injection on July 26th, now that courts have approved the state's protocol. 

Attorneys for three Ohio death row inmates are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay their scheduled executions.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Parole Board has released its recommendation on whether Governor John Kasich should spare the life of a man who killed two people in back-to-back robberies in Parma almost exactly 25 years ago. 

State of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend's ex-husband and a man who killed a woman he lived with and her two children.

Ohio doesn’t have an execution scheduled for nine months, and the state doesn’t have the lethat injection  drugs necessary to carry it out.

The state has delayed execution dates for death row inmate because of a lack of lethal injection drugs. 

Death penalty opponents plan to walk from the prison where Ohio inmates are executed to the Statehouse as part of a capital punishment protest. 

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The Ohio Supreme Court will decide if a convicted killer who has already been through one execution attempt should be sentenced to die again.

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