Postponement of Ohio Executions Caused by Shortage of Syringes
Washington, April 15 – Authorities in the US state of Ohio have decided to postpone three executions because the state cannot purchase the drugs needed for lethal injections, CNN reports.
Governor Mike DeWine said in a statement that the delay was due to “ongoing issues with drug suppliers’ unwillingness” to sell such substances. At the same time, industry representatives had previously threatened state authorities that they would completely stop selling their products in Ohio if they suspected any of their samples had been used for execution.
Thus, according to CNN, three executions that were scheduled to take place this fall have been postponed to 2026. The last time prisoners were executed in Ohio was in 2018.
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