SUPCO Allowing State To Again Try To Execute Death Row Inmate
The Ohio Supreme Court says the state may again try to execute a condemned killer who survived a 2009 botched execution. The court has reject arguments by 59-year-old Romell Broom that a second attempt would amount to cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy. The state stopped the first attempt after two hours when executioners failed to find a usable vein. Broom is the second inmate to survive an execution in U.S. history and the only one to survive an attempted lethal injection. Broom still has federal appeals pending. The state's biggest anti-death penalty group says it will conduct a petition drive asking Republican Governor John Kasich to commute Broom's sentence to life without parole.