Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Executed




Ohio's Executed


In 1972, the United States Supreme Court declared the death penalty to be unconstitutional. The decision reduced the death sentences of 65 Ohio inmates to life in prison.

In 1974, the Ohio General Assembly revised Ohio’s Death Penalty law, but the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the new law in 1978. As a result, 120 condemned prisoners, including four women, had their sentences commuted to life in prison

After drafting a new law to reflect the strict criteria for the imposition of the death sentence, Ohio lawmakers enacted the current capital punishment statute, which took effect October 19, 1981. These are the men who have been executed under what is considered post Furman.

Links to a more complete list of executed can be found here.

2017 / Murdered by Lethal Injection;
Ronald Phillips 
July 26, 2017

2014 / Murdered by Lethal Injection;
Dennis McGuire
Jan. 16, 2014

2013 / Murdered by Lethal Injection;
Harry Mitts
Sept. 25, 2013

Steven Smith
May 1, 2013

Fredrick Treesh
March 6, 2013


2012 / Murdered by Lethal Injection

Brett Hartmann
Nov. 13, 2012

Donald Palmer
Sept. 20, 2012

April 18, 2012

2011 / Murdered by Lethal Injection

Reginald Brooks
Nov. 15, 2011
May 17, 2011

April 12, 2011

March. 10, 2011

Feb. 17, 2011


2010 / Murdered by Lethal Injection

October 6, 2010

August 10, 2010

July 13, 2010

May 13, 2010

April 20, 2010

March 16, 2010

February 4, 2010

*Vernon Lamont Smithana; Abdullah Sharif Kaazim Mahdienneth
January 7, 2010


2009 / Murdered by Lethal Injection

December 8, 2009

August 18, 2009

*Marvallous KeeneJuly 21, 2009

July 14, 2009

June 3, 2009


2008 / Murdered by Lethal Injection
* Gregory Bryant-Bey
November 19, 2008

* Richard Cooey
October 14, 2008



2007 / Murdered by Lethal Injection* Christopher Newton
May 24, 2007
Attention has been riveted to the horribly botched “execution” of Christopher Newton. The execution team took over an hour to fine a vein to suitable enough to kill Newton. In the sixteen minutes he took to die “Newton’s stomach heaved, his chin quivered and twitched, and his body twice mildly convulsed within its restraints. Records show that other Ohio inmates died within an average of 7.5 minutes.” Ohio DoC is saying the execution was not a botch (and therefore will do no follow-up, such as an autopsy) , despite experts opinions to the contrary that it was likely a botch with at least the paralytic agent not having been delivered in sufficient dosage.

* James Filiaggi
April 24, 2007
Filiaggi final day
(video)


*Glenn Benner II
February 7, 2006


2005 / Murdered by Lethal Injection* William H. Smith
March 8, 2005

* Herman Ashworth
September 27, 2005

* William Williams Jr.
October 25, 2005

* John Hicks
November 29, 2005


2004 / Murdered by Lethal Injection* Lewis Williams
January 14, 2004
In January 2004, four guards had to forcibly lift Lewis Williams Jr. from his knees and pry his hand off a table's edge to get him into the death chamber. "I'm not guilty. I'm not guilty. God, please help me," he said as he was strapped down. His last words: "God, please help me. God, please hear my cry."

* John Glenn Roe
February 3, 2004

* William Wickline
March 30, 2004

* William Zuern
June 8, 2004

* Stephen Vrabel
July 14, 2004

* Scott Mink
July 20, 2004

* Adremy Dennis
October 13, 2004

2003 / Murdered by Lethal Injection* Richard Fox
February 12, 2003

* David Brewer
April 29, 2003

* Ernest Martin
June 18, 2003

2002 / Murdered by Lethal Injection* John Byrd
February 19, 2002
* Alton Coleman
April 26, 2002

* Robert Buell
September 25, 2002

2001 / Murdered by Lethal Injection* Jay Scott
June 14, 2001

2000 / Murdered by Lethal Injectionnone


1999 / Murdered by Lethal Injection* Wilford Lee Berry Jr.
February 19, 1999

From 1897 to 1963;
There were 315 persons put to death in the electric chair including three women.

From 1803 to 1885;
Twenty-eight were executed by hanging, carried out at the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus.

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