OH: Court says state employees can try a second time to kill inmate

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March 16, 2016
CBS News    
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"Ohio can try again to put to death a condemned killer whose 2009 botched execution was called off after two hours, the state's Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court by a 4-3 vote rejected arguments by death row inmate Romell Broom, whose attorneys said giving the state prisons agency a second chance would amount to cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy. ... Broom was sentenced to die for raping and killing 14-year-old Tryna Middleton after abducting her in Cleveland in 1984 as she walked home from a Friday night football game with two friends. His 2009 execution was stopped by then-Gov. Ted Strickland after an execution team tried for two hours to find a suitable vein. Broom has said he was stuck with needles at least 18 times, with pain so intense he cried and screamed. An hour into the execution, the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction recruited a part-time prison doctor with no experience or training with executions to try -- again, unsuccessfully -- to find a vein." (03/16/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/romell-broom-court-inmate-who-survived-09-execution-can-be-put-to-death/  

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