Ohio governor delays February execution amidst drug shortage

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GOP House Speaker Larry Householder has said it may be time to reconsider capital punishment

Ohio governor delays February execution amidst drug shortage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed a death row inmate’s February execution as the state struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection.

The Republican governor’s warrant of reprieve was issued Friday for condemned prisoner Melvin Bonnell. The reprieve moved the inmate’s execution from Feb. 12 to March 18, 2021.

Bonnell was sentenced to die for killing Robert Bunner in Bunner’s Cleveland apartment in 1987.

DeWine says the state is at a standstill because it’s unable to obtain drugs.

GOP House Speaker Larry Householder has said it may be time to reconsider capital punishment.

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