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The Latest: Lawyer: executing ill inmate could be spectacle

November 09, 2017 - 1:19 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on Gov. John Kasich's decision denying mercy for a condemned inmate set to die next week (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

Attorneys for a condemned Ohio inmate suffering from poor health say they're disappointed with Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sihks) decision to deny clemency.

Federal public defender David Stebbins says attorneys had hoped Kasich would seriously consider death row prisoner Alva Campbell's health problems and poor veins, which could affect the placement of an IV for lethal injection.

Stebbins said Thursday the result could be a spectacle of the 69-year-old Campbell being transported to the execution gurney in a wheelchair followed by difficulties finding a vein.

Stebbins said Campbell is an old and frail man who isn't a threat to anyone.

The 69-year-old Campbell is scheduled for execution Nov. 15 for killing a teenage boy in a two-decade-old carjacking.


3:20 p.m.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) says he won't spare the life of a condemned killer who has cited his poor health and tough upbringing in an attempt to avoid execution.

The Republican governor's decision Thursday came in the case of Alva Campbell, who was sentenced to die for fatally shooting 18-year-old Charles Dials after a 1997 carjacking.

The 69-year-old Campbell is scheduled for execution Nov. 15.

Campbell's attorneys say he uses a walker, relies on an external colostomy bag, requires four breathing treatments a day and may have lung cancer.

They also say Campbell was the product of a violent, dysfunctional and sexually abusive childhood.

Prosecutors say Campbell's health claims are ironic given he faked paralysis to escape court custody the day he killed Dials.

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