Romell Broom

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Ohio Tried, Failed to Execute This Man, Gets to Try Again

Romell Broom survived botched attempt in 2009

(Newser) - Ohio tried and failed once to execute Romell Broom, and now a court has given the state permission to try again. The state's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Broom's argument that a second attempt would amount to cruel and unusual punishment and a violation of double jeopardy, reports... More »

Ohio Con Wins Week Break After Botched Execution

Executioners struggled to find vein for 2 hours

(Newser) - An Ohio death row inmate was given a week-long reprieve by the governor yesterday after the execution team couldn't find a usable vein in over 2 hours of trying at his planned execution, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Rowell Broom, convicted of raping and killing a teen girl in 1984,... More »

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