Ohio Supreme Court Sets 2 New Execution Dates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has set execution dates for a Youngstown man who killed a store owner and an eastern Ohio man who shot two motorists.

The dates announced Tuesday are the farthest in the future that have been set to date by the court, which schedules when death row inmates die.

The court set a July 26, 2012 execution date for 62-year-old John Eley, who shot and killed Ihsan Aydah in Aydah's Youngstown market on Aug. 26, 1986.

The state's highest court also set a Sept. 20, 2012 execution date for 46-year-old Donald Palmer, who killed Charles Sponhaltz and Steven Vargo along a Belmont County road in eastern Ohio on May
8, 1989.

The court has now set execution dates for 11 inmates through September 2012.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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