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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

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 Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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

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A federal magistrate judge has ruled the physical reaction of death row inmate Gary Otte during his execution earlier this month was not sufficient to stop it under current state law governing lethal injections.

At 10:43 a.m. Wednesday, inmate and convicted murderer Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead, executed via lethal injection by the state of Ohio — the first time the state has carried out a death sentence in more than three years.

Phillips' death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville may mark the end of one chapter in the state's battle to find a legally permissible means of execution – and the state may soon begin carrying out many more death sentences.

Attorneys for three Ohio death row inmates are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay their scheduled executions.

A federal appeals court paved the way on Wednesday for Ohio to resume executions by lifting a lower court's decision to halt the state's lethal injection process.

It was a contentious decision that split the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in an 8-6 vote.

In the case brought by death row inmates, the judges focused on the effects of the sedative midazolam, one of the three lethal injection drugs used by Ohio.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has delayed nine executions as a legal fight continues over the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.

washlaw.edu

The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will re-examine Ohio's new and twice-rejected lethal injection protocol.

State of Ohio

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed.

Records show Ohio has obtained repeat supplies of the lethal drugs it plans to use on a condemned child killer next month.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state plans to carry out at least three executions next year with a new three-drug lethal injection combination.