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November 19, 2008

Ohio executes while Texas has to postpone two scheduled executions

Providing another tangible example of the unpredictability of modern application of the death penalty, Ohio and Texas had surprisingly different executions experiences over the last 24 hours.  As detailed in new reports here and here, two different defendants in Texas had their scheduled executions postponed, whereas Ohio this morning went forward with a scheduled execution this morning.  This AP report provides the basics on Ohio's capital activity:

Ohio on Wednesday executed a man for the 1992 stabbing death of a collectibles store owner in Toledo, the state's second execution in as many months. Gregory Bryant-Bey, 53, died by lethal injection at 10:41 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

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