"11 Ohio executions — including Akron’s Ronald Phillips — rescheduled over next 2 years," is by Andrew Welsh-Huggins of AP, via the Akron Beacon-Journal.
Eleven condemned killers — including an Akron man — have received new execution dates beginning early next year, the state prisons agency announced Friday following a federal judge’s order that put capital punishment on hold in the state through mid-January out of concern over the two-drug combination used to put prisoners to death.
The new dates call for six executions next year beginning in February and five in 2016. They came in the form of reprieves handed down by Republican Gov. John Kasich, moving inmates’ former execution dates back by several weeks.
The first new execution date, Feb. 11, was set for Akron’s Ronald Phillips, sentenced to die for the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in 1993. His execution was previously postponed while he made an unsuccessful attempt to donate organs to family members.
Earlier coverage from Ohio begins at the link.