It’s déjà vu all over again. Romell Broom, convicted of murdering 14 year-old Tryna Middleton in 1984, is appealing his death warrant. Because he was already subjected to one botched attempt at lethal injection, his lawyers argue that a second attempt would violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
On December 8, 2009, Kenneth Biros was executed with a new drug, used for the first time in Ohio. Prior to his execution, his lawyers argued unsuccessfully before the ...Continue Reading →