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

Romell Broom survived botched attempt in 2009
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2016 9:48 AM CDT
Ohio Gets a 'Do-Over' in Inmate's Execution
This photo released by the Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation shows Romell Broom.   (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, File)

(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 the AP. Prison officials stopped the 2009 execution attempt after about two hours because they couldn't find a suitable vein for the lethal drugs. The Columbus Dispatch sums up the decision: "It is the first time in recent Ohio history the state will be allowed a do-over in an execution." Broom raped and murdered a teenage girl in 1984. No word yet on when the execution will take place. (Read more death penalty stories.)

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