Condemned Inmate Wants His Ohio Execution Delayed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- A death row inmate has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to delay his upcoming execution in light of problems with the state's last scheduled lethal injection.

Attorneys for Lawrence Reynolds filed a motion with the state's highest court Monday, days after a similar filing with a federal appeals court.

Reynolds' execution scheduled for Oct. 8 would be the first since the state's unsuccessful attempt at putting Romell Broom to death on Sept. 15.

The lethal injection procedure was halted by Gov. Ted Strickland after executioners struggled for two hours to find a usable vein.

Broom's execution has been delayed until at least Nov. 30.

Reynolds' lawyers argue that Ohio's lethal injection system should be investigated before he goes to the death chamber.

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

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  • by Pat Location: West Virginia on Sep 29, 2009 at 11:19 AM
    Why should they prolong the execution because they can't find a vein. Boo Hoo. Kill him the same way he killed his victim. I'm sure is wasn't painless so who cares how many times they sick him till they get a vein? As far as I'm concerned let him swallow the the lethal medication or shove it up his rectum like an enema or supository. Just kill the worthless scum and move on to the next one.....and the next one.....90 days should be the max for death row. At the end of 90 days they should execute them and this would make people stop & think before they do commit so many crimes. Shouldn't be such a thing as life in prison because it just puts burdens on the tax payers. You could cut down on the number of prisons being built because you wouldn't need them, think of the money that would be saved on food, housing, clothing & medical costs. The money could be used for something more appropriate. People are entitled to a speedy trial & they should be entitled to a speedy execution.
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