Federal Judge Voids Ohio Lethal Injection Process

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A federal magistrate judge today declared Ohio's new lethal injection process unconstitutional and delayed three upcoming executions, reports the Associated Press. The ruling by Judge Michael Merz came after a weeklong hearing over the three-drug method Ohio planned to use Feb. 15 on death row inmate Ronald Phillips.

Merz rejected Ohio's use of a sedative used in problematic executions in Arizona . . .

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