Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Executed




Ohio's Executed

To date, Ohio has executed a total of 392 convicted persons.


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.

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

Daniel Bedford
May 17, 2011

Clarence Carter
April 12, 2011

Johnnie Baston
March. 10, 2011

Frank Spisak
Feb. 17, 2011


2010 / Murdered by Lethal Injection

*Michael Benge
October 6, 2010

*Roderick Davie
August 10, 2010

*William Garner
July 13, 2010

*Michael Beuke
May 13, 2010

*Darryl Durr
April 20, 2010

*Lawrence Reynolds
March 16, 2010

*Mark A. Brown
February 4, 2010

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


2009 / Murdered by Lethal Injection

*Kenneth Biros
December 8, 2009

* Jason Getsy
August 18, 2009

*Marvallous KeeneJuly 21, 2009

*John Fautenberry
July 14, 2009

* Daniel Wilson
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.
Source; http://www.capitaldefenseweekly.com/blog/?p=2097

* James Filiaggi
April 24, 2007
Filiaggi final day
(video)
Reporter shares execution details (video)
Filiaggi executed victims mother speaks
(video)


2006 / Murdered by Lethal Injection* Jeffrey Lundgren
October 24, 2006

* Darrell Ferguson
August 8th, 2006

* Rocky Barton
July 12th, 2006

* Joseph Clark
May 2, 2006

It took 22 minutes for the execution technicians to find a vein suitable for insertion of the catheter. The vein collapsed shortly after the start of the injection and Clark's arm began to swell. He raised his head off the gurney and said five times, "It don't work. It don't work." The curtains surrounding the gurney were then closed while the technicians worked for 30 minutes to find another vein. An autopsy found 19 puncture marks resulting from attempts to establish an IV line.
Source;
http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=ENGACT500072007&lang=e

Joe Clark
Ohio Execution Problems Raise Qualms
(video and article)
Ohio Mom Sues Over Son's Slow Execution


*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."
Source; http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/special-reports/2009/02/22/ddn022209dpoverview.html

* 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.

Sources;
http://www.drc.ohio.gov/Public/capital.htm
http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/Executed/executed01.htm
http://people.smu.edu/rhalperi/

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