New Dates 2011

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OHIO----7 new execution dates

Ohio sets execution dates for 7 killers

The Ohio Supreme Court today set execution dates for 7 convicted killers, bringing to 9 the total scheduled this year.

One of those scheduled is Joseph D. Murphy, of Marion County. On Feb. 1, 1987, Murphy slashed the throat of 72-year-old Ruth Predmore, who had hired him to do yard work.

Murphy is to be lethally injected on Oct. 18, the last of 9 consecutive months in which an execution is scheduled.

The court has a total of 14 death-penalty cases in which prosecutors asked that an execution date be set. However, the court delayed setting new dates for 9 months. A court spokesman said yesterday that the delay was unrelated to concerns about a national shortage of the lethal-injection drug used in Ohio.

2 weeks ago, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced a change in its one-drug execution protocol, switching to pentobarbital, a fast-acting barbiturate, from sodium thiopental. The sole U.S. manufacturer of the drug stopped making it.

The new drug is scheduled to be used for the 1st time on March 10 for the execution of Johnnie Baston of Lucas County.

Executioners will use the last of the old drug for the scheduled Feb. 17 execution of triple-murderer Frank Spisak of Cuyahoga County.

The inmates and new execution dates:

Clarence Carter, Hamilton County, April 12

Daniel Bedford, Hamilton County, May 17

Shawn L. Hawkins, Hamilton County, June 14

Kenneth W. Smith, Butler County, July 19

Brett X. Hartman, Summit County, Aug. 16

Billy Slagle, Cuyahoga County, Sept. 20

Murphy, Oct. 18

(source: Columbus Dispatch)

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