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Faith leaders are urging lawmakers to consider two bills to repeal the death penalty in Ohio, a state that used to be a leader in capital punishment but has now gone more than three years without an execution under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

An Ohio death row inmate who survived an execution attempt died Monday, with COVID-19 as the suspected cause.

Anti-death penalty advocates are reacting to comments from Governor Mike DeWine, who said in an Associated Press interview lethal injection “appears to us to be impossible from a practical point of view”.

Dr. Joel Zivot stared at the autopsy reports. The language was dry and clinical, in stark contrast to the weight of what they contained — detailed, graphic accounts of the bodies of inmates executed by lethal injection in Georgia.

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

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions as the state struggles to find an adequate supply of lethal injection drugs. 

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As Ohio prisons officials work on a way to continue carrying out executions, House and Senate leaders are considering having deeper discussions on the future of the death penalty. 

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A judge has blocked the U.S. government's plan to begin executing federal prisoners for the first time in nearly 20 years. U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday halting four executions set to begin next month over concerns about the government's lethal injection method.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says for the first time in three years, there likely won't be an execution in the state this year, as officials struggle to find lethal injection drugs. 

Ohio Public Radio

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled Ohio's current lethal injection system does not pose an unconstitutional risk of suffering to condemned inmates. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is dismissing a legislator's proposal to use fentanyl to execute death row inmates as the state struggles to find a lethal injection protocol that will be approved by the courts. 

Ohio Public Radio

The refusal of pharmaceutical companies to sell the state lethal injection drugs has capital punishment at a virtual standstill. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state is having difficulty finding a new set of lethal execution drugs following concerns raised by a judge over the constitutionality of Ohio's current protocol. 

The Justice Department's announcement that the federal government will resume its use of capital punishment has raised questions about the drugs it plans to use.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled an execution in 2024 for a death row inmate convicted of a 1996 killing that authorities say was race-related. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has delayed three more executions set for May, July and September while the state develops a new lethal injection protocol.

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 Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Governor Mike DeWine has delayed next month's execution of a condemned Ohio man and ordered the prison system to look at alternative lethal injection drugs.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the state prison system must share more requested records on the acquisition and supply of its lethal injection drugs. 

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Republican Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters says a new ruling from the Catholic Church stating the death penalty is always inadmissible hasn't changed his stance that it is sometimes necessary. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio has put to death a killer sentenced to die for stabbing and strangling a man he met in a bar in 1985.

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Republican Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is frustrated with death penalty appeals, so he wants to use firing squads to execute condemned criminals.  

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Supreme Court without comment has denied a death row inmates motion to stay his execution. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says a twice convicted murderer whose November lethal injection was halted when a vein couldn't be found died of natural causes on Saturday. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has delayed next week's scheduled execution of death row inmate Raymond Tibbits. 

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati  has upheld the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection protocol. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio Governor John Kasich has set a new execution date for a death row inmate whose poor veins forced a stop to yesterday's attempted lethal injection procedure.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction will give a death row inmate a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe during his execution on Wednesday.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Attorneys for death row inmate in poor health say they're disappointed Governor John Kasich decided Thursday to deny their client clemency.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Attorneys for a death row inmate who argues he is too ill to be executed by lethal injection has suggested the firing squad instead.

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