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DeWine Says No More Executions Without New Lethal Injection Protocol

Feb 20, 2019

Credit Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says no executions will be carried out until the state come up with a new lethal injection protocol. 

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

DeWine cites a federal court judge’s opinion on Ohio’s lethal injection process and the upcoming execution of Warren Keith Henness, which DeWine delayed.

“Ohio’s not going to execute someone on my watch when it’s cruel and unusual punishment.”

DeWine says executions can resume when there’s a new protocol that can survive court challenges.