June 24, 2016


Execution delayed for second time today

LUCASVILLE (AP) — A lawyer for a condemned inmate in the state death chamber says execution team members have taken a break after struggling to access the inmate’s veins.

Attorney Tim Sweeney says the team is having trouble inserting IVs into the arms of Romell Broom, sentenced to die for raping and killing a 14-year-old girl.

It was the second delay of the Tuesday execution, originally scheduled for 10 a.m.


Broom entered the death chamber shortly before 2 p.m. after losing a last-minute appeal request.

In 2005, an execution was delayed for more than an hour after the team failed to properly attach an IV, an incident that led to changes in Ohio’s execution process.