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Condemned Ohio inmates' injection claim denied



Published: Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A federal judge has rejected claims by two condemned Ohio inmates challenging the constitutionality of the state’s lethal-injection process.

The two are the next inmates scheduled to die in the state, with Abdul Awkal set for execution June 6 and John Eley of Mahoning County set to die July 26.

The two challenged Ohio’s lethal-injection process on the grounds it fails to guarantee the state won’t execute someone who is insane, mentally disabled or was a juvenile when the crime was committed.

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost said today Awkal and Eley have misunderstood Ohio’s long-running injection lawsuit, which focuses on the process of administering the lethal drugs, and don’t back up their claims.


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1IMPACT(5 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Ihsan Aydah is but a distant memory and justice is finally coming.

http://www.cncpunishment.com/forums/s...

Summary of Offense:

On August 26, 1986, Eley murdered 28-year-old Ihsan Aydah in the Sinjil Market in Youngstown. Mr. Aydah was the owner of the market. Eley shot Mr. Aydah in the head, and then Eley and his accomplice, Melvin Green, stole Mr. Aydah's wallet out of his pocket and money from the cash register. Eley later confessed to Youngstown police.

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