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Judge Stays Execution Of Ronald Phillips, Two Others

Dec 20, 2016

Ronald Phillips
Credit State of Ohio

A federal judge has issued a stay in the January execution of an Ohio death row inmate and two others scheduled to die in 2017.

The stay comes amid a challenge of a state law shielding the names of the companies that provide the state with lethal injection drugs. The stay could be lifted if a federal appeals court hands down a ruling in the related challenge before the January 12 execution of Ronald Phillips. The Ohio Attorney General's office is deciding whether or not to appeal.