CNA Staff, Dec 10, 2020 / 00:19 am
The use of lethal injections will no longer be allowed for executions in the state of Ohio, and an alternative method must be found if capital punishment is to continue in the state, Governor Mike DeWine said this week.
In an interview with the AP, DeWine (R) said that there is already an “unofficial moratorium” on the death penalty in the state, and that it seems unlikely that any executions will occur next year.
If capital punishment is to continue in the state, lawmakers must find an alternative method of execution, DeWine said, though he did not think that would be a priority of the state’s legislature.
“Lethal injection appears to us to be impossible from a practical point of view today,” the governor told the AP.