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DeWine Delays Three Scheduled Executions

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has delayed three death row inmates' 2021 executions as the state's unofficial death penalty moratorium continues. 

The announcement comes as Ohio struggles to find an adequate supply of lethal injection drugs. The Republican governor's warrants of reprieve are for condemned prisoners Melvin Bonnell, Cleveland Jackson and James O'Neal. Bonnell's execution was moved from March 18, 2021 to October 18, 2023. Jackson's execution was moved from January 13, 2021 to June 15, 2023. And O'Neal's was moved from February 18, 2021 to August 16, 2023.

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