Alva Campbell - OH - 03/23/16

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Thu, March 28, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m.
COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for a condemned killer who faked paralysis, then overpowered a deputy, hijacked a pickup truck and shot the driver to death in 1997.

Alva Campbell shot 18-year-old Charles Dials in the face and neck after forcing the teen to lie on the floor of his truck.
The teen had been at the Franklin County Courthouse in Columbus to pay a traffic ticket.
The Supreme Court today set a July 15, 2015, execution date for the 64-year-old Campbell.
The court overturned Campbell's first death sentence in 2000, ruling he was not allowed to properly present mitigating factors at sentencing.
The Supreme Court sent the case back for re-sentencing, and the trial court again sentenced Campbell to death.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/mar/28/execution-date-set-condemned-ohio-killer/?nw
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Rick4404


Thu, March 28, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m.
COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for a condemned killer who faked paralysis, then overpowered a deputy, hijacked a pickup truck and shot the driver to death in 1997.

Alva Campbell shot 18-year-old Charles Dials in the face and neck after forcing the teen to lie on the floor of his truck.
The teen had been at the Franklin County Courthouse in Columbus to pay a traffic ticket.
The Supreme Court today set a July 15, 2015, execution date for the 64-year-old Campbell.
The court overturned Campbell's first death sentence in 2000, ruling he was not allowed to properly present mitigating factors at sentencing.
The Supreme Court sent the case back for re-sentencing, and the trial court again sentenced Campbell to death.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/mar/28/execution-date-set-condemned-ohio-killer/?nw

I wonder why the Ohio Supreme Court sets an execution date so far in advance?  This execution date is some 22 months away from now.  I thought 30 to 60 days was more common, but nearly two years in advance?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Ohio has made it clear they intend to perform only one X each month.  For some reason they have left quite a few months open in 2013 and 2014 and the Supreme Court shoves the new executions into 2015.  I guess only they know for sure but they are the only northern state still setting dates regularly...gotta love 'em for that!  8)
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

ggbop

He went to the courthouse to pay a traffic ticket. A simple thing, really -- $95 for a burned-out headlight on his red 1992 Chevy S-10 pickup truck.

But Charles D. Dials, 18, who quit high school to get a job to support his mother, brother and sister, was the classic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. On April 2, 1997, Dials was pulling out of a parking space on Fulton Street when Alva E. Campbell Jr. charged out of the back of the Franklin County Courthouse, armed with a 9 mm handgun he had taken from a deputy he had overpowered.

Campbell carjacked Dials and forced him to drive around for three hours before he pulled into a South Side parking lot. Minutes later, Dials was dead on the floor of his truck, two bullets in the back of his head.

Yesterday, the Ohio Supreme Court set a July 15, 2015, execution date for Campbell.

But neither Joe Dials, the victim's younger brother, nor Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien is satisfied with waiting that long.

"We wish it would have gone through a lot sooner so the family could have been done with this," Dials said.

He wants to be a witness at Campbell's execution.

"I hate to say I'd want to watch a man die, but I have to do it."

O'Brien recalled yesterday describing Campbell as "the poster child for the death penalty" at his trial. "I said that 15 years ago, and I still believe it."

O'Brien is upset that the execution date is so far in the future.

"I don't understand why it takes more than two years to carry it out. I've talked to the governor's office and DRC (the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction) about it and have not gotten a satisfactory answer from anybody."

Ohio Supreme Court spokesman Chris Davey said he could not discuss Campbell's case, but, "There are a variety of factors that go into determining execution dates, which are set in consultation with the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. DRC has asked that the court set execution days at least 60 days apart."

Campbell's daring escape while on the way to a court appearance, the brief manhunt leading to his arrest, and the subsequent trial received widespread media attention. He previously had served 20 years in prison for murdering a Cleveland bartender.

Dials' family received a $1.3 million settlement from Franklin County to avert prolonged litigation.

This time of year is particularly hard for his family, Dials said.

He remembered that his brother, who was just two years older, quit Groveport High School and went to work at a warehouse to help support him, his sister, Kayela, and his mother, Arlena Hughes. The children's father had abandoned the family years earlier.

"He was pretty much the father figure," said Dials, now 32. "He was an awesome big brother, the go-to guy. Every-body loved him. It was a devastating blow to our family, losing him. It was nothing I would wish on my worst enemy."

In a taped confession played at his trial, Campbell talked about driving around with Dials and listening to news on the radio about his escape.

"I lied to him. I told him I wasn't going to hurt him," Campbell said. "The kid had a whole life in front of him, and he told me his mom and dad were divorced. Now, his mom is without a son."

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/03/29/brother-laments-long-wait-for-killers-execution.html
Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man. "

time2prtee

New Date 3/23/2016...although says stay on the DPIC, Ohio still has him for that date

http://opd.ohio.gov/dp/dp_moreinfo.htm

^On January 30, 2015, the Ohio State Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections announced that it would postpone all of the six executions scheduled in 2015 to that point. All of these executions would be scheduled in 2016 to allow time for the state to obtain new drugs for lethal injections. The new drugs that Ohio announced it would be trying to obtain were sodium thiopental and pentobarbital.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/upcoming-executions#stays2015
"Indeed, the decision that capital punishment may be the appropriate sanction in extreme cases is an expression of the community's belief that certain crimes are themselves so grievous an affront to humanity that the only adequate response may be the penalty of death."  SCOTUS

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Grinning Grim Reaper

Parole board rejects condemned Ohio inmate's mercy requestz

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a request for mercy from a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month.

The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Alva Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge.

Republican Gov. John Kasich has the final say.

The board concluded that Campbell's upbringing and childhood experiences "were certainly dysfunctional and no doubt traumatic" but must be weighed against the circumstances of his crime. The board also cited the fact that he had been responsible for two killings, among other offenses.

"Those murders and other crimes committed by Campbell over the course of many years reflect a disturbing propensity to engage in extreme and senseless violence, a propensity that never abated despite multiple incarcerations and attempts by the state to rehabilitate him," the board said.

The board member who supported clemency concluded that Campbell's "unstable, inhumane living conditions" as a child were made worse by his eventual removal from the home and that that was never fully considered by the courts.  :P

Campbell's attorneys say he uses a walker, relies on an external colostomy bag, requires four breathing treatments a day for asthma and emphysema and may have lung cancer.  :P

Campbell, 69, also should be spared because he was the product of a violent, dysfunctional and sexually abusive childhood and continued to suffer abuse after he was placed in foster homes, his attorneys said earlier this month.  :P

"Alva's development suffered, and the chances of him becoming a responsible adult withered," lead attorney David Stebbins, a federal public defender, wrote in a filing with the parole board.  :P

Campbell was paroled in 1992 after serving 20 years for killing a man in a Cleveland bar. On April 2, 1997, Campbell was in a wheelchair feigning paralysis when he overpowered a Franklin County sheriff's deputy on the way to a court hearing on several armed robbery charges, records show.

Campbell took the deputy's gun, carjacked 18-year-old Charles Dials and drove around with him for several hours before shooting him twice in the head as Dials crouched in the footwell of his own truck, according to court records.

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien opposes mercy and calls Campbell "the poster child for the death penalty."

O'Brien said it was ironic Campbell was raising health concerns to avoid execution given that he faked paralysis to carry out his crime.

"As judgment day nears he again resorts to ill health as a reason to enable an escape from his capital sentence -- and should not be permitted to do so," O'Brien said in a filing with the parole board earlier this month.

O'Brien also dismissed Campbell's claims about his upbringing.

"It is easy to blame deceased parents or a childhood for mistakes or even crimes -- but not for two separate murders committed decades apart," O'Brien said.

Other inmates across the country have cited ill health as a way to avoid execution. Some have been successful, including Vernon Madison, a 66-year-old Alabama inmate with stroke-induced dementia, who was spared because he didn't understand his death sentence or remember the killing.

But many others have not had the same success, including double killer Richard Cooey, from Ohio, who was executed in 2008 despite arguing that his obesity would prevent humane lethal injection because viable veins in his arms were difficult to find.

www.wral.com
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Doctor approves of ill inmate sitting up during execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Allowing a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month would be a "reasonable" accommodation, according to a doctor working for Ohio's prison system.

Death row inmate Alva Campbell became mildly agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal execution position in an Oct. 19 test, according to a medical review by Dr. James McWeeney, a contractor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

McWeeney noted there were no objective findings such as increased pulse rate or breathing to corroborate Campbell's anxiety.

"Nevertheless, given the events observed at this examination and the patient's underlying pulmonary and mental health disorders, it would be reasonable to make an accommodation for the patient during the execution process that would permit him to lay in a semi-recumbent position," the doctor wrote.

Campbell is scheduled to die Nov. 15 for fatally shooting teenager Charles Dials during a 1997 carjacking

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said it "has taken Campbell's medical conditions under consideration for planning of possible accommodations for his execution."

The board rejected Campbell's request for mercy earlier this month. Republican Gov. John Kasich, who has spared some inmates while rejecting clemency for others, has the final say.

Prosecutors say Campbell's health claims are ironic given he faked paralysis to escape court custody the day he killed Dials.

Campbell was paroled in 1992 after serving 20 years for killing a man in a Cleveland bar. On April 2, 1997, Campbell was in a wheelchair when he overpowered a Franklin County sheriff's deputy on the way to a court hearing on several armed robbery charges, records show.

Campbell took the deputy's gun, carjacked the 18-year-old Dials and drove around with him for several hours before shooting him twice in the head as Dials crouched in the footwell of his own truck, according to court records.

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien calls Campbell "the poster child for the death penalty."

www.tbo.com

As far as I'm concerned the scumbag can stand on his head when Ohio gives him the hot shot.  8)
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deeg

The ambulance chaser threw in all the cards except low IQ and inadequate defense.  Bye, bye POS. 
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Grinning Grim Reaper

Ohio governor won't spare the life of seriously ill inmate

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday rejected a request for mercy from a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health he should be spared from execution next month.

The Republican governor's decision came in the case of Alva Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge.

Kasich, who did not explain his decision, followed the Oct. 20 recommendation of the parole board, which concluded that Campbell's upbringing and childhood experiences "were certainly dysfunctional and no doubt traumatic" but must be weighed against the circumstances of his crime.

The board also cited the fact that Campbell had been responsible for two killings, among other offenses.

Campbell, 69, was paroled in 1992 after serving 20 years for killing a man in a Cleveland bar. On April 2, 1997, Campbell was in a wheelchair feigning paralysis when he overpowered a Franklin County sheriff's deputy on the way to a court hearing on several armed robbery charges, records show.

Campbell took the deputy's gun, carjacked 18-year-old Charles Dials and drove around with him for several hours before shooting him twice in the head as Dials crouched in the footwell of his own truck, according to court records.

Campbell's attorneys have argued that Campbell is terminally ill with a variety of chronic diseases. He is unable to walk, or breathe without assistance and is dependent on a colostomy bag, according to federal public defender David Stebbins.  :P

Campbell has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his execution. Last week, he lost a bid to be executed by firing squad after a federal judge questioned whether lawmakers would enact the bill needed to allow the method.

Other inmates across the country have cited ill health as a way to avoid execution. Some have been successful, including Vernon Madison, a 66-year-old Alabama inmate with stroke-induced dementia, who was spared because he didn't understand his death sentence or remember the killing.

But many others have not had the same success, including double killer Richard Cooey, from Ohio, who was executed in 2008 despite arguing that his obesity would prevent humane lethal injection because viable veins in his arms were difficult to find.

www.abcnews.go.com
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Ohio inmate getting pillow to help him breathe during execution
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's prisons agency will give a condemned inmate a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe during his execution this week.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to provide the pillow for death row prisoner Alva Campbell on Wednesday because of breathing issues he could experience while lying flat.

A prison's doctor recommended the accommodation after Campbell became agitated when lying on his back during an exam last month.

An exam also failed to find veins suitable for inserting an IV on either of Campbell's arms.

Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the agency is assessing Campbell's medical condition and history to identify necessary accommodations.

Campbell has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution, saying he is too ill to execute. He was sentenced to die for killing a teenager during a 1997 carjacking.

www.cbsnews.com

If you can't find a suitable vein Ohio. may I suggest smothering him with the pillow? 8)
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

And Alva takes his final road trip...

Ohio transfers sick inmate to death house ahead of execution

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nov 14, 2017, 10:32 AM ET

Ohio started final preparations Tuesday for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week.

Death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who has said he is too ill for lethal injection, became mildly agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal execution position during an exam last month, according to a medical review by a physician contractor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

Dr. James McWeeney noted there were no objective findings such as increased pulse rate or breathing to corroborate Campbell's anxiety. Nevertheless, he recommended allowing Campbell to lie "in a semi-recumbent position" during the execution.

The same exam failed to find veins suitable for inserting an IV on either of Campbell's arms.

Campbell arrived at the death house at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday in Lucasville, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of Columbus. He is set to die by injection Wednesday.

Campbell, 69, has severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder as the result of a decades-long two-pack-a-day smoking habit, the prisons doctor said.

Campbell's attorneys said he uses a walker, relies on a colostomy bag, requires four breathing treatments a day and may have lung cancer. They have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the execution, a motion opposed by the state.

The attorneys have warned that Campbell's death could become a "spectacle" if guards are unable to find suitable veins in the sick inmate's arms.

Earlier this month, Campbell lost a bid to be executed by firing squad after a federal judge questioned whether lawmakers would enact the bill needed to allow the method.

Prisons department spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said Monday that Campbell's "medical condition and history are being assessed and considered in order to identify any necessary accommodations or contingencies for his execution."

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien called Campbell "the poster child for the death penalty."

Prosecutors said his health claims are ironic given he faked paralysis to escape court custody the day of the fatal carjacking.

On April 2, 1997, Campbell was in a wheelchair when he overpowered a Franklin County sheriff's deputy on the way to a court hearing on several armed robbery charges, records show.

Campbell took the deputy's gun, carjacked 18-year-old Charles Dials and drove around with him for several hours before shooting him twice in the head as Dials crouched in the footwell of his own truck, according to court records.

Campbell was regularly beaten, sexually abused and tortured as a child, his attorneys have argued in court filings and before the Ohio Parole Board.

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich rejected mercy for Campbell last week.

www.abcnews.com

Gee do you get the point that the guy is sick?  No worries...tomorrow Ohio will cure all his ills.  8)
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Alva Campbell's last meal, called a special meal in Ohio, includes pork chops, greens, sweet potato pie, mashed potatoes and gravy and macaroni and cheese.
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Live Updates: Execution of Ohio inmate Alva Campbell
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS
   
PUBLISHED: 9:20 a.m.

A prisons spokeswoman says a condemned Ohio inmate with multiple health problems will be brought into the state death chamber in a wheelchair.

Attorneys for prisoner Alva Campbell say he uses a walker, suffers breathing problems and may have lung cancer. Campbell also uses a colostomy bag.

Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said Wednesday that Campbell spent the morning praying with the prisons' agency religious services administrator and watching TV.

The 69-year-old Campbell lost his last appeal Tuesday when the US Supreme Court refused to stop the execution.

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8:40 a.m.

The state says no problems were found with the veins of an inmate with multiple health problems set for execution.

Ohio prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says Wednesday that two checks of condemned killer Alva Campbell a day earlier found the veins "palpable and accessible."

Smith says the 69-year-old Campbell slept most of the night, lying on his right side.

Smith says executioners still plan to provide Campbell a wedge-shaped pillow during the execution because of breathing problems he might suffer lying in his back.

Campbell has chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder from a longtime smoking habit.

Smith says Campbell's visits with his attorneys Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning had gone well.

www.abcnews.com

With all these health issues the state of Ohio is doing this guy a favor by giving him the hot shot.
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Execution of Ohio inmate Alva Campbell canceled due to vein issues

Associated Press , WKYC 11:52 AM. EST November 15, 2017
 
LUCASVILLE, Ohio -- He was supposed to die Wednesday morning, but Alva Campbell's life has been spared.

His execution was canceled after officials couldn't find a suitable vein, according to the Associated Press.

Campbell was slated to die by lethal injection at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

Attorneys for Campbell, 69, had previously argued the execution should be halted due to his poor health conditions.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections said they would provide Campbell a pillow during the execution because of breathing issues he could experience while laying flat.

Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said Wednesday that Campbell spent the morning prior to the execution praying with the prisons' agency religious services administrator and watching TV.

Smith said a pair of checks Tuesday showed Campbell's veins were "palpable and accessible."

Campbell was sentenced to die for killing a teenager during a Columbus car jacking two decades ago.

www.wkyc.com
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Ohio Gov. Kasich sets new execution date for inmate

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has set a new execution date for condemned inmate Alva Campbell.

Campbell's execution has been rescheduled to June 5, 2019.

It was called off Wednesday after the executioners couldn't find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs.

Members of the Ohio execution team tried to find veins in the arms and right leg of death row prisoner Alva Campbell for about 25 minutes before stopping.

www.wsaz.com

Chances are the POS will die in his cell first.
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

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