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SUPCUS Upholds Broom's Scheduled Execution

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from an Ohio death row inmate who says the state should not get a second chance to put him to death after he survived a botched execution in 2009. The justices let stand an Ohio Supreme Court ruling against 60-year-old Romell Broom. The state stopped Broom's execution when executioners failed to find a usable vein following 18 attempts. Broom argued that was cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Constitution and a second try also would be unconstitutional.

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