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Judge Upholds Ohio’s Execution Rules

East Cleveland, OH city hall.

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A federal judge has upheld Ohio’s new rules governing how inmates are put to death and has refused to delay the execution of a condemned killer who shot his three sons.

The ruling Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost rejected attorneys’ arguments that the state hadn’t done enough to change its policies. Judge Frost says the state has tightened the rules to prevent the type of random variations that he criticized in a July ruling, such as not having enough executioners on a given day.

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