More Executions Put On Hold

Gov., DeWine postpones four more executions…in keeping with his contention that lethal injection is no longer an option in Ohio…because of the ongoing lack of drugs to put inmates to death. The governor said last year that lawmakers must choose a different method of capital punishment before any inmates can be put to death. Despite the unofficial moratorium, the Ohio Supreme Court recently set new execution dates for two inmates, both in 2025. The state’s last execution was July 18, 2018, when Ohio put to death Robert Van Hook…for killing David Self in Cincinnati in 1985.

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