Category Archives: executions

Guilt, Shame and Mental Torment

Ohio’s Governor DeWine has postponed two more executions because of difficulties obtaining drugs; there are now no executions scheduled in Ohio before March next year. At the Chillicothe Correctional Institution where death row is housed, the relief of the inmates at … Continue reading

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A Disturbing Ruling

A Sixth Circuit appeals court panel ruled this month that Ohio’s three-drug execution protocol does not violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. The panel’s decision is at odds with federal magistrate Judge Merz’s conclusion earlier this … Continue reading

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The US Supreme Court’s Exceptional Barbarity

While we were still celebrating increased conservative opposition to the death penalty, the US Supreme Court last month shunted the American death penalty into new, shocking levels of brutality. The opinion is described by various legal analysts as “bloodthirsty”, “exceptionally … Continue reading

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment

There is very good news from Ohio – executions there have been halted by the new governor, Governor Mike DeWine!  Initially Governor DeWine postponed the scheduled execution of Warren Keith Henness; later he stopped other scheduled executions indefinitely. The governor … Continue reading

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Do they deserve to kill?

Warren Keith Henness is scheduled to be executed in Ohio on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. He claims innocence of the murder of which he was convicted, but is seeking only to have his death sentence commuted to incarceration, without death.  … Continue reading

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Shadow of Execution Date Lifted

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has been granted an indefinite stay of execution by the Ohio Supreme Court (see Supreme Court of Ohio Case Announcements October 24, 2018): 1995-0042. State v. Wogenstahl. Hamilton App. No. C-930222. On appellant’s motion to reopen direct appeal. Motion … Continue reading

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Ripples of Sorrow

Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial was held in 1993. The following year in the state of Mississippi, another capital murder trial took place which was to change the life of one of the jurors forever.* In July, 1994, Lindy Lou Isonhood found … Continue reading

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