the republic logo

Ohio Attorney General says new death penalty laws needed to enable executions to resume

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorney General Mike DeWine says he thinks new laws are needed before executions can resume in Ohio.

DeWine says the state needs a law that would shield the identity of pharmacies making a specialized dose of a lethal drug.

DeWine, a Republican running for re-election, said Monday during a Gannett editorial board meeting that a law is also needed to provide immunity to doctors who provide "legal support" in the execution process such as consulting on drug dosage amounts.

Executions are on hold until February after a federal judge temporarily stopped them as questions mounted about the effectiveness of Ohio's new, two-drug execution process.

A spokesman for DeWine's Democratic opponent, David Pepper, says future legislative proposals on the death penalty should get thorough and thoughtful consideration.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.