Ohio Inmate Back On Death Row After Execution Try

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- A condemned killer who faces an unprecedented second attempt at lethal injection is at least temporarily back on death row.

Defense attorney Tim Sweeney said Monday that inmate Romell Broom was moved back to death row at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown on Sunday.

U.S. District Court judge Gregory Frost has temporarily halted another attempt to put Broom to death and plans a hearing next week on requests for a further delay.

Gov. Ted Strickland stopped Broom's Sept. 15 execution after about two hours when executioners failed to find a usable vein.

Broom was seen weeping at one point during the procedure and later complained of painful needle sticks into his bone and muscles.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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