Judge won't stop Ohio execution by untried drugs

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Daily Reporter
Published: 01/14/2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to stop the upcoming execution of a condemned Ohio killer facing a never-tried lethal injection process that the inmate’s attorneys say will cause him agony and terror.

Judge Gregory Frost’s ruling moved Dennis McGuire one step closer to execution by the two-drug method developed after supplies of Ohio’s former execution drug dried up. Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Parole Board have both rejected McGuire’s plea for clemency.

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